2011 Château Peyros Tannat-Cabernet Madiran

SKU #1273358 90 points Wine Enthusiast

 *Best Buy* This ripe wine with open fruits has 40% Cabernet Franc in the blend, which lends an attractive perfumed character and gives the wine rich character and fruitiness. It will age for a few more years and be ready to drink from 2017. (RV)  (2/2016)

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By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/6/2016 | Send Email
Finding a polished and open Tannat based wine can be quite the struggle. The Chateau Peyros is just the answer. The wine is made in a mix of vessels: tank, to preserve freshness, and oak, allowing some oxygenation to soften those often burly tannins. This leads to a wine that is supple and raring to go, with notes of grilled meats, black currants and that signature thread of lead pencil/graphite running through the middle. Immediately appealing, this will drink for several years and pair beautifully with all those hearty stews and braises we've been craving all year.

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