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Château Peyre-Lebade Red Bordeaux Blend Listrac-Médoc 2006

Member Review by dmcker:

Chateau Peyre-Lebade 2006 (a vintage where the fruit ripened well): a gift from someone who usually prefers New Zealand sauvignon blanc. Cru Bourgeois with an Haut Medoc appellation from the Rothschild (Lafite side) stable, and they seem to have put lots of work into the property after acquiring it some three decades ago. Lots of merlot (2/3 to 3/4?) on the nose and palate, plenty of oak, too, with some vanilla and licorice and spice. More plum than blackcurrant in the proferred fruit. Needs time to open up, which I fortunately guessed, so I'd opened it four hours early. More than pleasant with beef and the rest of the meal. Balanced, with some finesse, though a shortish finish with some tannins left on the back of the tongue. Those tannins make me think it will age well for a wine of this class, and will likely improve over the next few years. Very honest approach to building a more oldskool Bordeaux of this class, with no attempts to take an easier marketing approach with New World techniques. Good value merlot/cab blend in the $15 to $20 range....

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Château Peyre-Lebade:
On 8 August 1868, Baron James de Rothschild purchased Château Lafite, which was under public sale as part of the Ignace-Joseph Vanlerberghe succession (see history of Château Lafite Rothschild for the preceding period). Just 3 months after the purchase, Baron James passed away, and Lafite became the joint property of his three sons: Alphonse, Gustave and Edmond. The estate then included 74 hectares of vineyards.

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Snooth User: dmcker
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05/18/2010

Chateau Peyre-Lebade 2006 (a vintage where the fruit ripened well): a gift from someone who usually prefers New Zealand sauvignon blanc. Cru Bourgeois with an Haut Medoc appellation from the Rothschild (Lafite side) stable, and they seem to have put lots of work into the property after acquiring it some three decades ago. Lots of merlot (2/3 to 3/4?) on the nose and palate, plenty of oak, too, with some vanilla and licorice and spice. More plum than blackcurrant in the proferred fruit. Needs time to open up, which I fortunately guessed, so I'd opened it four hours early. More than pleasant with beef and the rest of the meal. Balanced, with some finesse, though a shortish finish with some tannins left on the back of the tongue. Those tannins make me think it will age well for a wine of this class, and will likely improve over the next few years. Very honest approach to building a more oldskool Bordeaux of this class, with no attempts to take an easier marketing approach with New World techniques. Good value merlot/cab blend in the $15 to $20 range....



Tasting Notes:

This wine is soft, easy and good to drink. It tastes of red berries, vanilla and has a finish with taste of alcohol and spices. It is a little sharp in the end, but that will soften up in 1-2 years time. Morten and Tone.

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