Chateau La Fleur Peyrabon 2016

Chateau La Fleur Peyrabon 2016

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( regular price: $39.99 )
Wine Advocate: 90
The 2016 La Fleur Peyrabon has a perfumed, floral bouquet not a million miles away from Margaux. I appreciate the definition and freshness here. The palate is medium-bodied, not a powerful Pauillac but very elegant. The tannins here seem very fine and there is wonderful tension towards the finish. Maybe not a long-term proposition—it may need more body—but it is a beautiful wine that should give a lot of pleasure over the next 10-15 years.
Decanter: 90
This is pretty closed down. Feel the weight and the swagger of the tannins, it's a good wine but more foursquare and old school than many Pauillacs who have worked their tannins a little more silkily this year. But I like the traditional side to it - a Pauillac lovers' Pauillac, and a value pick at this wine's usual price point. Drinking Window 2023 - 2038.
Wine Enthusiast: 93
This wine comes from a 17-acre portion of the Peyrabon estate that is in Pauillac. Bottled separately, it has a high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon that gives great richness as well as structure. This rich, ageworthy wine will likely be ready to drink from 2023.
Vinous: 89
The 2016 Fleur Peyrabon has a fresh summer fruit, blackberry and briary scented bouquet that is well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with quite a sharp opening, plenty of cedar and graphite here although I would like to see more fruit developed on the finish. Fine. Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois tasting in London.