2016 Peyrabon, Haut-Médoc (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1299412 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2016 Peyrabon has a feminine and pure bouquet with red cherries and wild strawberry fruit. The oak here is present but neatly interwoven with pressed flower notes developing with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a fleshy entry. The acidity is nicely judged, although the light structure suggests that this Haut-Médoc will probably drink earlier than many. (NM)  (4/2017)

K&L Notes

This is a property very close to Pauillac, and it's one to watch out for now, and in the future. These wines are well-made, value-driven, with good depth and length. Proprietor Patrick Bernard owns 50 hectares of gravel soils and with the aid of winemaker Xavier Michelet, produce elegant, silky, and vibrant wines that won't break the bank.

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Staff Image By: Jason Marwedel | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/10/2017 | Send Email
This wine has quietly become a customer (and staff) favorite in recent years. Lovely aromatics of red and black fruits with notes of flowers and exotic spice. This graceful nose leads to as a dense palate of sweet and savory currant fruit with perfectly placed tannin. Excellent value!

Staff Image By: Jeff Garneau | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/21/2017 | Send Email
Following the success of the wildly popular 2009, 2010, and 2012 vintages, this petit chateau is now firmly established as a staff and customer favorite. The vineyards are happily situated on a mix of clay limestone and gravel soils in Saint-Sauveur, just west of Pauillac near Chateau Bernadotte. The 2016 Peyrabon is a blend of about two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon to one-third Merlot, with the addition of a small percentage of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Cabernet is king on the Left Bank in 2016, and you can sense the quality of the vintage in the lively acidity and fine tannins found here. There is plenty of sweet fruit, too, but without excessive ripeness. The wine exhibits only moderate alcohol and retains great freshness. Superb!
Top Value!

Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/20/2017 | Send Email
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And the value wines from the left bank keep appearing at very reasonable prices---so far. This wine is about 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and is located very near Pauillac in the North Medoc. We have never offered this wine on futures, but the 2016 is so good and we are selling many vintages of this wine over the last five years, I decided to offer it out. Spicy, very red berry dominated aromas that follow to the palate. So sweet and lovely and so reasonable in price at under $15.
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Staff Image By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/19/2017 | Send Email
Tasted the first week of April. This has lively and lifted aromas of ripe red fruits that are an interesting counterpoint to the deep and rich middle. The aromas are inviting and the middle fruit ripe and fresh but the tight finish of powerful tannins show this to be a serious wine and a great value.

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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 M├ędoc 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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