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Château la Fleur Peyrabon – Pauillac

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Château la Fleur Peyrabon – Pauillac – Cru Bourgeois.

Classic glass of wine with a lot of power and concentration.

Description

A stately home from the 18th century, or older? The oldest writings about this château date from 1766. At the end of the 19th century, Queen Victoria paid a high visit to the château to attend a concert. From 1958 to 1998, the Babeau family was the owner. In 1998, the Bordelaise négociant Millésima bought the château. This company invested enormously in the vineyards and the winery. Almost 2 million euros! Currently the domain covers 57 hectares: 50 for Château Peyrabon, the Haut-Médoc (also available through this site) and 7 hectares for Château La Fleur Peyrabon, Pauillac .

There 68% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot and 7% petit verdot are planted in the vineyard. The grapes are harvested by hand. The wine ripes for 14 months in barriques, 50% of which are new. The 2016 is a super good year. According to oenologist Eric Boissenot, the wine has a lot of power and concentration. Wine with many facets, goes from the smell of ripe grapes to cassis. Clearly present tannins and plenty of flavour. It meets the expectations of this great year by its complexity. Will only improve with time.

Parker : 90-92 / 100: The 2016 La Fleur Peyrabon has a perfumed, floral bouquet not a million miles away from Margaux. I appreciate the definition and freshness here. The palate is medium-bodied, not a powerful Pauillac but very elegant. The tannins here seem very fine and there is wonderful tension towards the finish. Maybe not a long-term proposition–it may need more body–but it is a beautiful wine that should give a lot of pleasure over the next 10-15 years

J. Robinson : 17 / 20

Vivino: 4****, Best 3% of all wines worldwide.

 

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