Chateau Peyrabon 2000 - Haut-Medoc CRU BOURGEOIS
Since 1776, oldest written record of the existence of Château Peyrabon, this vineyard of Pauillac has had many owners, who gradually expanded, while wishing to extend his fame. The most famous of them, M. Roux, who acquired it in 1865 are held including a concert in honor of her friend Queen Victoria. More recently, Babeau family, owners from 1958 to 1998 are all replanted vines, following the freezing of 1956. It believed that its former owners reserved to their friends, presented for more than a century the distinction of not being marketed by the trade, which does not allow him to reach the level of fame he deserved. With multiple purchases, the area today is 56 hectares of red, with 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. The castle produces two wines. The first benefits from the Haut-Médoc appellation, and the second, La Fleur Peyrabon is after the 4-hectare selected Pauillac. By selecting suitable varieties to the nature of its rich subsoil, by the care taken by the current owners for cultivation and vinification, the Peyrabon castle produces a flexible and bouquet wine with body and finesse.
|Bottle Size||0.75 L|
|Main grape||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Grapes||60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot|
|When to drink||2005-2020|
A great vintage. The Medoc and Graves are sublime. However, fans should be more selective in Pomerol and Saint-Emilion. A vintage to forget in Sauternes. The weather conditions were perfect for wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2000 are deeply colored wines that exhibit aromas and flavors of concentrated fruit, which are equipped with ripe tannins, the acidity levels are relatively low and remarkably long finals in almost all regions and categories raw. This vintage surpasses the great vintages such as 1996 and 1998. The best wines come from Pauillac and Saint-Julien. The Margaux follow closely, easily outperforming Saint-Estephe. In the Libourne, some wines like Cheval Blanc will enter the legend, but other wines lack depth. Graves are superb. Whites have a great freshness with a perfect balance. The reds are highly aromatic, fleshy and strong, they are long guards. In Sauternes, hopes of a crop which promised wonderful were destroyed by rainstorms that hit the vineyards during the harvest. Very few wines have good concentration and an even smaller number of these wines feature the flavors of botrytis.