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Château Peyrabon, Haut-Médoc

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Château Peyrabon, Haut-Médoc

Wonderful Bordeaux from the gravelly soil in the Haut-Médoc.

Description

Stately château 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 castle. 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 domaine covers 57 hectares: 50 for this Peyrabon, the Haut-Medoc and 7 hectares for Château La Fleur Peyrabon, the Pauillac (also available through this site).

Wine made from 60% cabernet sauvignon 35% merlot 3% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot. Average age of the vines is well over 20 years. Largely handpicked. 14 months in oak barriques, 25% of which are new. The famous Jacques Boissenot was the oenologist for years and was recently succeeded by his son Eric.

91 points from Wine Enthusiast: “With its high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has a good structure and ripe, generous black-currant flavors. Its fresh character gives juiciness that contrasts with the rich fruits. It’s a wine with tannins and aging potential.

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