An elegant and fruity red from Haut-Medoc
Located in the Saint-Sauveur commune in the Medoc, Chateau Peyrabon is a 45 hectare property. Peyrabon has beautifully planted gravel hills and a clay sub-soil planted in the Pauillac appellation. Patrick Bernard has done a significant amount of modernization and renovation since taking over in 1998, this Cru Bourgeois produces wine that are defined by their fruity flavors and well-structured tannins.
Chateau Peyrabon 2016 is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (67%), Merlot (27%), Petit Verdot (4%) and Cabernet Franc (2%). This vintage has a very rich color, similar to the opacity of ink. Enticing aromas of black fruits, blueberries and blackberries immediately present themselves. Peyrabon 2016 has a refreshing and dynamic attack, with a strong acidic structure. The tannins, elevated by their elegant grain, are fleshy, delicate and silky. This vintage reveals Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot that add hints of spiciness.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 Peyrabon has a feminine and pure bouquet with red cherries and wild strawberry fruit. The oak here is present but neatly interwoven with pressed flower notes developing with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a fleshy entry. The acidity is nicely judged, although the light structure suggests that this Haut-Médoc will probably drink earlier than many.