2004 Peyrabon, Haut-Médoc

SKU #1110846 Decanter

 Cassis, spicy, toasty aroma. Smooth attack. Silky tannins balance the ripe fruit. Fine weave. Complex long finish.

K&L Notes

Here is a wine we discovered on our April 2012 Bordeaux trip. Our only prior experience with this Château was the 2003 vintage, which was delightful and still is. This 2004 is a bit more classic in style, with fine texture and lots of fruit. And for the price, it is a steal! (Clyde Beffa, K&L Co-Owner and Bordeaux Buyer)

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By: Jacques Moreira |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/19/2014  | Send Email
After almost 10 years in the bottle, this classic Bordeaux is starting to show some color development. Beautiful notes of cedar wood, currants and a touch of vanilla. The acidity is high (always a blessing in my book) and the tannins are still quite apparent. This wine is not about the fruit, rather about the intense peppery spices, and how good a pairing it would be with a nice cut of meat! Very good indeed.

By: Jeff Garneau |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/31/2013  | Send Email
This value priced Haut Médoc comes from a property that literally sits astride the border with Pauillac (seven contiguous hectares actually fall within the Pauillac appellation with the wine sold as La Fleur Peyrabon, Pauillac). This is, quite frankly, astonishingly good. The wine is just beginning to show hints of some bottle age. While still deeply colored, youthful purple is beginning to give way to garnet at the rim. There is a hint of cedar on the nose. On the palate loads of ripe dark fruit - bright, tart blackberry and sweet black plum. Well-integrated oak adds complexity and spice. Smooth-textured, rich and round with fine tannins. Ready to drink. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc.

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/28/2013  | Send Email
We fell in love with this wine on our 2012 Bordeaux trip. Sold out twice already and our last batch just came in. A steal!

By: Leah Greenstein |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/5/2013  | Send Email
This old school Bordeaux really wowed me for the price. Its earthy, porcini-scented nose has hints of black fruit that come through on the palate, with layers of chocolate and spice. While already drinking really nicely with a little air, the structure leads me to believe you could age this another three to five years more, and it will be perfect. A steal!

By: Jeffrey Jones |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/12/2012  | Send Email
A great buy from Bordeaux,the 2004 Peyrabon is delicious and ready to drink now. There are bright dark fruit flavors followed by a hint of earth and a nice balanced finish. This is a great mature wine that will go well with hearty foods.

 By: Chris Bottarini |  Review Date: 1/26/2013 
A nice saturated ruby in the glass. From the nose I pick up cranberry followed by earthy scents of leather, herbs & minerals. A smooth, albeit austere wine that glides down the palate with firm, yet gentle tannin, pleasing acidity & a dry finish that lingers. I have been looking at both the 04 & the 03 ... It's ridiculous to think about how much this bottle delivers for under $15! I can't wait to try the 03! Great value!

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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
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France

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