2012 Pauillac Cru Bourgeois from Bordeaux.
This 2012 Chateau La Fleur Peyrabon comes from a 52 hectares property among which 45 hectares are located on the Haut-Medoc appellation and are used for the production of Chateau Peyrabon. The 7 remaining hectares are located on the Pauillac appellation and are used for the Chateau La Fleur Peyrabon production. In 2005, the estate purchased 5 hectares, also for the Fleur de Peyrabon production. The 2012 vintage is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
This 2012 Pauillac Cru Bourgeois displays a ruby-tinted deep, intense red colour. The expressive and very rich nose develops biscuit, black fruit (such as blackcurrant) and spices notes. The Cabernet brings freshness to the wine. On the palate, the 2012 Chateau La Fleur Peyrabon carries sweetness and elegance, followed by a very aromatic finish on Morello cherry notes.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
This is a solid lower-level Pauillac that remains terribly unknown. It offers a deep ruby/purple color, good blackcurrant fruit, licorice, earth, spice, medium body, ripe tannin and a nicely textured mouthfeel. Drink it over the next 7-10 years.