Chateau Peyfaures 2015 opens with a dark reddish-purple hue and aromas of ripe cherry and brown spice. Rich and medium-bodied, this blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc combines mouth-filling flavors of cherry and blackberry with notes of cinnamon, licorice and sweet herbs for a balanced and well-integrated taste. Linear acidity marries with succulent fruit flavors for a long, silky finish.
Another beautiful vintage for the ages. Our clay soils provided a cooling effect to counterbalance the warmth of vintage, giving our wines balance and depth. We used a higher proportion of Cabernet Franc as well because it was able to ripen more fully than in years past, so the wines have an added level of gravelly minerality to complement the opulence of the Merlot.
This is certainly a wine that will be long-lived. For early drinking be sure to decant, but nothing will be more rewarding than patience in the cellar.