CHÂTEAU PEYBONHOMME-LES-TOURS CÔTES DE BLAYE 2018

$42.00
Biodynamic. The blend is 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Malbec. The fruit comes from Peybon's limestone and clay soils in the Premières Côtes de Blaye (on the right bank overlooking the picturesque Gironde estuary). The wine was wild yeast fermented and then mostly aged in concrete (10% was fermented and aged in two- to three-year-old oak). The wine was then bottled unfiltered.

The 2018 is a delicious release of this wine--classic, with deep and opulent blackcurrant fruit shot through with lavender, meat juices, lanolin and graphite minerality. There are good tannins too, but it is already immensely drinkable. It will match beautifully with anything you could think of pairing with traditional Bordeaux. Try lamb chops. Regardless, it's going to disappear in a heartbeat. As always, crazy value.

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