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Bloggers and Wine Writers Admire Chateau Haut Peyrous Rouge

DiscoverVin have had three recent reviews by Australian wine bloggers.  
Chateau Haut Peyrous-Retour de Palombières  Rouge 2008 from Graves in Bordeaux has received positive accolades from three popular writers.

Jesse Lewis from Perth writes about music, photography and "booze" including wine in his blog  Sealed with Wax.

Companion to the Graves Blanc reviewed last week. 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Cabernet Franc. Those figures must be rounded up because there’s a tiny amount of Malbec and Petit Verdot as well.
Laid back and confident, it sports aromas of red plum, pencil shavings, redcurrant jelly and a light touch of gravy/meat juices. Again, restrained on the palate. This is not overripe or a concentrated wine. Not lacking in flavour either. There’s a minerality which leans towards ironstone and a coffee & tobacco-like finish that’s structured with enough tannins to support short-mid term cellaring.
Just what I felt like drinking tonight – nothing too bold or weak. A solid mid-weight red.
Very Good / 89 points
Closure: Cork
Source: Sample
Price: $38.50

Sean Mitchell writes independent wine reviews on his blog The Grape Observer.
Image from The Grape Observer
Chateau Haut-Peyrous is a blend of 65% merlot, 20% cabernet sauvignon and 15% cabernet franc rounded out with dashes of petit verdot and malbec.  It presents as a classic left bank style of Bordeaux, with aromatics of cedar, cigar box and tobacco.  Dry and balanced, the palate initially showed a firm, almost minerally acid line, and settled to nuanced expressions of red and black fruits, tobacco and cigar box.  This is a well made Graves wine with a medium to long finish that will reward drinking now, and over the next five years.  Good

Abv: 13%
Price: $38.50
Source: sample
Vendors: Check
Tasted: 2013
1st July

Gary Walsh writes for the independent review site The Wine Front.
Posted on 03 July 2013.
Merlot (65%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%), Cabernet Franc (15%) and small amount Petit Verdot and Malbec. Importer: DiscoverVin
Malty and meaty, plum and redcurrant, some earth and cedar. Medium bodied, gravelly and earthy with well rounded tannin, though they’re on the edge of being too drying for the volume of fruit. Glassy acidity on the finish. Pretty good.  
A pigeonnier - Retour de Palombiéres
Rated : 89 Points
Tasted : Jul13
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $38
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2013 - 2016+

Retour de Palombières refers to pigeons returning to the vineyard.  Many vineyards in Graves will have pigeonniers built in the middle of the vineyards.  The pigeons return here and help fertilize the vineyard and prey on insects.


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