77% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot makes for a classic Bordeaux blend which makes for a wine whose complexity and intensity belie its pedigree. In 2009 ripening grapes was not an issue for any competent grower and wines tended toward a juiciness not often associated with Bordeaux; with its dark berry flavors this wine is no exception but it still retains a sense of its origins with subtle non-fruit aromas like cedar, leather and wood smoke. This wine is delicious now and will drink well for a few more years. Think about pairing it with beef, lamb, aged hard cheeses and salumi.
|Wine maker notes
|Dourthe acquired the vineyard in 1990, committed to exploiting this high quality vineyard and producing a fruity, well-balanced and elegant, terroir-driven wine. For more than 25 years, a completely “reassessed” viticultural regime has been applied to the entire vineyard, in the utmost respect for the terroir and vines in a bid to obtain optimum fruit quality. Planted essentially with Merlot (90%), and complemented with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, the wine displays a lovely garnet colour, with predominant red fruit aromas on the bouquet. Chateau Pey La Tour unquestionably reveals all the qualities of a fine Bordeaux wine with abundant harmony even in youth.