Chateau Peyrabon Haut Medoc 2005
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From vineyards of sandy gravel and calcareous clay along the western boundary of Pauillac planted with 57% Cabernet Sauvignon 37% Merlot and small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The majority of the estate, which is in one piece, is classified as Haut Medoc and is sold as 'Chateau Peyrabon'. The balance is situated within the Pauillac AOC and is labeled 'Chateau La Fleur Peyrabon'. Peyrabon is usually aged in one-third new oak. Peyrabon '05 delivers sweet if muted black fruits with a harmonious structure of tannin and acidity to complement the ripeness. It is a wine that typically drinks very well after a few years of bottle age. One of our very best values!
Space limitations did not allow complete tasting notes for this Cru Bourgeois, but 2005 is the finest vintage for these wines since 1982. The range of scores for these wines should give readers an idea of just how consistent this vintage is at this level. Given the style of the vintage, most of these wines should be accessible young yet evolve for a decade or more because of their concentration and tannic structure.