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
Les conditions climatiques estivales enregistrées en début d’année ont fait du 2011 un millésime relativement précoce. Le démarrage de la vigne a été rapide et accentué par une certaine sécheresse entre avril et juillet. Un rééquilibrage du cycle s’est ensuite opéré naturellement : après des mois de mai et juin chauds, juillet et août ont été plutôt frais et humides. Un mois de septembre sec a permis de démarrer les vendanges dans de très bonnes conditions.
La chaleur et l’absence de précipitations au début du cycle végétatif ont engendré des rendements modérés (40 hl/ ha) pour le millésime 2011. Les grappes sont qualitatives et affichent une belle concentration.
Notes de dégustation (à la mise en bouteilles) :
Couleur : Belle robe pourpre, liseré violine.
Nez : Fruits rouges frais (prune, framboise, cassis), avec une touche de vanille, réglisse et chocolat.
Bouche : L’attaque se montre plutôt fraîche, la structure tannique se révèle modérée, assez souple, on apprécie une bonne persistance du fruit en finale.
- 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.