2012 Peyrabon, Haut-Médoc

SKU #1264508 92 points Wine Enthusiast

 Peyrabon is owned by a branch of the Bernard family that also owns Domaine de Chevalier. This powerful, complex wine shows its pedigree. Dark tannins and ripe black fruits are all evidence of its aging potential. Drink from 2018.  (5/2015)

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 Light loam and charcoal shadings line a core of plum skin and macerated blackberry fruit. A loamy edge lends a slightly chewy twinge to the finish. This has put on a bit of weight since the barrel tasting. (JM, Web-2015)

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By: Alex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/12/2016 | Send Email
Who says you need to dish out half a week’s paycheck on a good claret? The Chateau Peyrabon 2012 is drinking great right now! Rich and concentrated flavors of blue and blackberries with graphite undertones, silky, rich tannins and an elegant acidic finish. I’m buying a case of this impressive claret to keep on hand!​

By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/25/2016 | Send Email
This is the vintage for those that want to drink their wines now. The 2012 Peyrabon delivers a lot of lifted notes of violets, cassis and wet rock. The lightness on the palate along with its medium tannins make it a perfect candidate to have with lighter dishes this summer.

By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/20/2016 | Send Email
This easy to love wine from the folks at Domain Chevalier was a big hit at the July Bordeaux tasting in San Francisco due to its bang for buck ratio and overall quality. There is seamless balance to this dark and smooth blackberry filled wine which has earthy potting soil aromas and an ash-like quality in the rich middle. The finish is gentle with just a whisper of very fine tannin. This should be your next case purchase.

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/6/2016 | Send Email
A property very close to Pauillac that is one to watch in the future. Well-made, value-driven wines with good depth and length. This property is owned by Patrick Bernard of négociant Millésima, and it shows the results of considerable investment during the recent years. The 2012 is as good as their 2009 and 2010 and it shows complex fruit to balance the spice and toast flavors. A sure winner for drinking in the next five-plus years.
Drink from 2016 to 2024

By: Ryan Woodhouse | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/6/2016 | Send Email
A perfect example of how good some of the 2012s can be even at the low end of the price spectrum. This has great concentration and structure; classic left bank gravelly flavors, firm acidity and subtle barrel influence. Top value.
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