Château Peyre-Lebade wines feature the fruity and fleshy characteristics specific to the Haut-Médoc appellation. They are nonetheless distinguished by the high Merlot content, which makes them particularly supple.
- 70 % Merlot
- 30 % Cabernet Sauvignon
Summery weather early in the year made 2011 a relatively early vintage. The growth cycle started quickly and was accentuated by a lack of rain between April and July. The cycle then rebalanced naturally: after a hot May and June, July and August were rather cool and wet.
A dry September meant that the harvests could start in excellent conditions.
The heat and absence of rain at the start of the growth cycle resulted in moderate yields (40 hl/ha). The bunches were of good quality and presented very satisfactory concentration.
Tasting notes (at bottling) :
Colour: Beautiful crimson colour, tinged with dark purple.
Nose: Fresh red fruit (plum, raspberry, blackcurrant), with a hint of vanilla, liquorice and chocolate.
Palate: The attack is on the fresh side, moderate, fairly supple tannic structure, with good lingering fruit on the finish.
- 70 % Merlot
- 30 % Cabernet Sauvignon
After a quite cool spring and a late start to the growing season, the months of July, August and September saw a rather sustained period of drought, leading to small yields (40hl/ha) and small-berried grapes, naturally rich and concentrated.
Tasting notes (at bottling)
Colour: very attractive intense crimson colour, deep purple at the rim.
Nose: ripe red fruit (cherry, blackcurrant, plum) with hints of cinnamon, vanilla and liquorice.
Palate: with a soft initial attack, the palate is full bodied and delicious with concentrated tannins and a persistent, long fruity finish.Ageing: this wine will benefit from ageing. It can be tasted as from 2013 but will benefit from a few extra years of cellaring under good storage conditions. Its ageing potential is about 10 years.
In 2009, the weather conditions were excellent in Bordeaux : consistent, early flowering and berry-setting (early June) in warm, dry and sunny conditions, early veraison starting late July, complete ripening thanks to a dry and hot August and September ending with dream harvests late September in ideal weather.
Beautiful intense crimson colour with violet hints.
Very ripe red fruits on the nose (blackcurrant, plum and strawberry) with fine liquorice and spicy notes.On the palate, the attack is smooth with very soft tannins. A finish with a lingering fruit taste.Very pleasant to drink from 2011-2012 but worth waiting a few years by laying down in a cellar with good conservation conditions. Potential ageing of around 8 years.
After a cool and rainy summer, September was particularly dry until the end of the grape harvest. This brought very good conditions for the crop period.
Nose: Aromas of fresh red fruits, cherry, raspberry with some hints of liquorice and spice.
Round attack, tannins are dense and rather supple. Long and interesting finish.
Pleasant to drink from 2011. Potential of ageing from 4 to 8 years.
After a wet and cool summer, luckily the month of September was dry until the end of the harvest, enabling picking to be carried out in good conditions.
Nose: fresh red fruit, cherry, raspberry with hints of liquorice and spice.
Palate: round attack, rather supple tannins, relatively fresh and flavoursome.
Ageing potential: although pleasant to drink from 2010-2011, it will benefit from being laid down for a few years in the cellar and this vintage can be kept for about 8 to 10 years.
July 2006 was particularly hot; August was cooler and September quite warm. These conditions enabled the grapes to ripen well.
Nose: ripe fruits, blackcurrant, plum, notes of vanilla, liquorice and spice.
Palate: ample first impression with very dense and powerful tannins. Good length.
To drink from 2010. This wine can be kept for around 15 years.
The weather conditions for the 2005 vintage were exceptional and the grapes harvested were of great quality and perfectly ripe. Ripe fruit nose, with blackcurrant, plum with vanilla, liquorice and spice notes. Palate is very full and rich on attack, velvety tannins, followed by good length.