好喝好年又超少產量的 Bordeaux 左岸來報告啦!
佩雷恩城堡酒莊（Chateau Peyrabon）的歷史可追溯到1700年代中期。實際上，城堡建於1766年。酒莊釀的酒很快就大受歡迎。到了1800年代晚期，這處酒莊的酒款，甚至與一些波爾多1855年列級酒款的價格相同。當時的酒莊主Arnaud Roux因此認為他們出產的酒有列級的價值，而且至少能與相鄰產業在同一級。抱持著這樣的想法，Arnaud Roux訴諸法院，希望能藉此迫使梅鐸（Medoc）區的酒重新列級，並能包含佩雷恩城堡酒莊，可惜的是最後結果並不如他所願。但相反地，這結果對我們來說相當有利，因為這讓出自此酒莊的酒款價格落在可負擔的範圍。
佩雷恩城堡酒莊被販售給Patrick Bernard後，從1988年開始迎來了現代經營。這位新主人在當時的波爾多地區相當出名，因為他與騎士酒莊（Domaine de Chevalier）的Olivier Bernard是親戚。
91 points Wine Advocate-Pauillac, Bordeaux, France – ” has an attractive bouquet, quite a lot of new oak, but there is decent plump red berry fruit underneath to support that. The palate is medium-bodied with fleshy ripe red fruit, svelte in texture with a fine bead of acidity.”
Chateau Peyrabon History, Overview
Chateau Peyrabon has a history that dates back to the mid to late 1700’s. In fact, the chateau was built in 1766. The wine of Chateau Peyrabon had become popular enough that by the late 1800’s, the wines were priced at the same level that some of the 1855 Classified Growths were selling for. The owner at the time, Arnaud Roux was so sure his wine deserved to be classified, along the same lines as his neighboring estates, Arnaud Roux actually sued, hoping to force a reclassification of the Medoc that included Chateau Peyrabon. Unfortunately, he did not win, and lucky for us, his wines remains very affordable as a result.
The modern era for Chateau Peyrabon begins in 1998, when the property was sold to Patrick Bernard. Patrick Bernard was quite well-known in Bordeaux by this time as he is related to Olivier Bernard of Domaine de Chevalier
Under the stewardship of Patrick Bernard, Chateau Peyrabon has both increased in size and improved in quality. Some of the improvements to Chateau Peyrabon include the replanting of 11 hectares of vines. Trees were cut down to increase the air circulation for the vines and a new drainage system was installed. There was also a modernization of the cellars, wine making facilities and chateau.
Now they owns 57 hectares of vines in total in the Left Bank. 40 hectares are located in the Haut Medoc appellation. The best vines are situated next to the Pauillac appellation. In fact, 7 hectares are actually located in the Pauillac appellation….
Hint hint, wait for it…. Of course
Those vines are used exclusively to produce Chateau La Fleur Peyrabon!! This wine is 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot, aged in an average of 50% new, French oak barrels for about 14 months before bottling.
While Chateau La Fleur Peyrabon is often a more user friendly, occasionally rustic style of Pauillac, the 2009, 2010 and 2015 vintages were quite successful and worth hanging on to! On average, between 2,500 and 3,000 cases of wine are produced of La Fleur Peyrabon every vintage.
When to Drink? How long to decant?
This Bordueax can be enjoyed on the young side with decanting. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 1 hour or a bit more, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. The wine will show best with about 3-4 years of bottle age.
Food Pairing Tips for this wine –
This wine is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes