- Château Peymouton
- St Emilion
- Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2024 - 2034
- Case size
- En Primeur
Goedhuis, April 2021,
70% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Franc, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon Historically part of Grand Cru Classé Ch Laroque, this is a high plateau location with thickly layered solid of clay and limestone, such key ingredients for the 2020 vintage. A bright nose of fresh red fruits. This is a quiet and restrained style, with a gentle tannic core, and a soft zip of acid freshness. A good earlier drinking reflection of St Emilion
Antonio Galloni, June 2021,
The 2020 Peymouton is soft, supple and easygoing, all of which make it an excellent choice for drinking with just a few years in bottle. Silky tannins wrap around a core of black cherry, plum, espresso, leather and spice. The 2020 is not especially complex, but it is impeccably balanced and a real joy to taste. Drink 2026 - 2040
Matthew Jukes, May 2021,
Sauvignon Chunky and square-jawed on the palate and dark and meat-stock-like on the finish, there is a lot of bang for your buck here, but this is not the most refined of wines. The fruit is certainly ripe and the oak is nicely judged, too, so I am happy to recommend it, but please do note that the fruit is rather blunt and in need of time.
Jeb Dunnuck, May 2021,
Lots of brambly red and black fruits as well as leafy herbs and tobacco define the bouquet of the 2020 Château Peymouton. Medium-bodied, it has a nicely concentrated, rich, yet focused mouthfeel that brings plenty of tannins. Made by the team of Jean-Pierre Moueix and from a vineyard near Château Laroque, on the eastern, cooler side of Saint-Emilion, it will need 3-5 years of bottle age and keep for 10-15.
South of Pomerol lies the medieval, perched village of St Emilion. Surrounding St Emilion are vines that produce round, rich and often hedonistic wines. Despite a myriad of soil types, two main ones dominate - the gravelly, limestone slopes that delve down to the valley from the plateau and the valley itself which is comprised of limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Despite St Emilion's popularity today, it was not until the 1980s to early 1990s that attention was brought to this region. Robert Parker, the famous wine critic, began reviewing their Merlot-dominated wines and giving them hefty scores. The rest is history as they say. Similar to the Médoc, there is a classification system in place which dates from 1955 and outlines several levels of quality. These include its regional appellation of St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, which is further divided into "A" (Ausone and Cheval Blanc) and "B" (including Angélus, Canon, Figeac and a handful of others). To ensure better accuracy, the classification is redone every 10 years enabling certain châteaux to be upgraded or downgraded depending on on the quality of their more recent vintages.