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Staff Pick

Peybonhomme-les-Tours Rouge, Ch. Peybonhomme - 2016

Item # 31125 750mL
$21.96 $14.96 / Single Bottle
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$263.52 $161.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A red Bordeaux that flatters the palate with solid, up-front black fruit aromas, followed by a good mineral structure. Aged in used barriques that are anywhere from one to three years in age.


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Staff Pick Notes

Over the last few years I have come to really love the right-bank wines of the twin Bossuet-Hubert estates of Chateau Peybonhomme-les-Tours (AOC Côtes de Blaye) and Chateau La Grolet (AOC Côtes de Bourg). Vintage after vintage they stay ahead of the curve in modern Bordeaux by delivering wines of freshness, character, and value, and the latest from Peybonhomme-les-Tours is no exception. Certified organic viticulture, no-frills vinification, and 12-month élevage in used barriques give us a wine that is so old-school it just might be mistaken for Bourgeuil… but then the fruit is just a liiiittle riper, and there’s that streak of graphite that puts us squarely on the Gironde rather than the Loire. They don’t make much Bordeaux like this anymore, folks.

- MCW

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