Haut Médoc ‘Château Peyre-Lebade’
Château Peyre-Lebade is in the Listrac-Médoc appellation. The terroir has proven to be particularly well-suited to Merlot in a region where Cabernet Sauvignon traditionally predominates. As a result, Château Peyre-Lebade has a very distinctive character for a Médoc wine – 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. Vinification is in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats, no oak.
Château Peyre-Lebade has enjoyed a revival of its reputation under the ownership of Baron Edmond de Rothschild. The vineyard has been totally drained and replanted; the buildings have been restored and supplemented with the construction of new facilities. Ch. Peyre-Lebade is now an integral part of the properties belonging to Edmond’s son, Baron Benjamin de Rothschild; Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) handles the marketing of the wines.
Very complex nose, blending scents of berries, flowers and liquorice. The palate is full-bodied and well-balanced, offering fresh flavours, supported by dense tannins and long lingering fruit on the finish.
This wine can be enjoyed now, but will benefit from a few more years in the cellar for around ten years.