New ratings for Château La Fleur Peyrabon
Last November, celebrated American critic James Suckling attended a blind tasting of Crus Bourgeois in Hong Kong. It was a unique opportunity for him to tke a new look at the 2009 and 2010 Cru Bourgeois vintages.
The Crus Bourgeois
The history of the Medoc Crus Bourgeois may date to the Middle Ages, but it was not until June 17, 2003 that the wines were first recognized with a classification established by ministerial decree. Today, the Crus Bourgeois are an integral part of the Bordeaux viticultural landscape. Each estate within the classification offers unique character and provides consumers with a distinct take on Bordeaux wine. Together these estates defend the honor of their tradition and seduce wine enthusiasts around the world.
James Suckling, Marked Influence
American journalist and wine critic, James Suckling started his launched his career during thirty-plus year tenure at celebrated magazine, Wine Spectator. He was the English-speaking cornerstone of the European offices, a position that allowed him access to the best circles in Paris, London, Tuscany and beyond. Thanks to close proximity he was able to constantly refine his palate with the best wines of Bordeaux and Italy, which became his recognized specialties. Experiencing great success with his reviews, and being considered one of the most influential critics in the wine world, he launched his own website in 2010.
Well-Deserved Recognition for Château la Fleur Peyrabon
Château la Fleur Peyrabon, located in Pauillac, recieved 94 Points for its 2009 vintage, the highest ranking in the recent report. This wine can be characterized by its stunning intensity despite its relative youth. It is complex with delicate aromas of black fruit highlighted by spicy notes and soft florals. On the palate, there is a lovely concentration of flavors and a pleasant length. According to the critic, it is a wine that should be enjoyed at its peak in 2016.
The 2010 vintage was also included at the top of the rankings, thanks to its high score of 92. To be served by 2015, this vintage is distinguished by its fragrances of black fruit, licorice and flowers. On the palate the tannins are silky and the finish is long. An absolutely impressive duo from Chateau La Fleur Peyrabon, these two vintages represent an excellent balance of quality and price.