2001 Peyrabon, Haut-Medoc

SKU #1345230

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, produces elegant, silky, and vibrant wines that won't break the bank.


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By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/6/2019 | Send Email
Peyrabon is one of my favorites chateaux in the Haut-Médoc region. They somehow always excel in all kind of vintages. I loved the 2004, but this 2001 is in its peak maturity, and for sure it will still be drinking for another 5 years or so. One can buy a couple of cases for the cellars, but I would not resist drinking this perfectly aged Bordeaux now.

By: Andrew Stevens | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/15/2018 | Send Email
The Peyrabon was one of the first Bordeaux I remember tasting when I started working at K&L and I am stoked to see that we now have it in the 2001 vintage. I have really come to appreciate the 2001 vintage because many of the wines are in a fantastic drinking window and are just begging to be open and drunk. The Peyrabon showcases soft fruit and lovely integrated tannin with a beautiful acid core. Balanced between the sweet fruit and the earthy leather and tobacco, this is a perfect wine for today, not necessarily for cellaring.

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/8/2018 | Send Email
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Here is a property we discovered on our April 2012 Bordeaux trip and we have sold well the 2000, 2003, 2004, and newer vintages. Somehow we missed this 2001 all these years. We tasted it early this year and here it is. We love the 2001 Bordeaux vintage and you will love this value red. Softer than the 2000 and 2004 and mor classic than the 2003. A must try.
Drink from 2018 to 2025

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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.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Bordeaux