Saturday, 19 September 2009

Chateau Pey La Tour Bordeaux 2005

Bordeaux, ¥150, cork seal

Strange deals are to be had at the duty-free shop at the Zhuhai Ferry Terminal, this bottle of Bordeaux Superieur was one such purchase. The Chateau has been owned by the large firm Dourthe since 1990. It's a blend of 82% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.

Chateau Pey La Tour 2005 is dark and intense with a red tinge. It smells of dusty dark fruits, bay leaf and chalk. The palate is all about intense forest fruit flavours with blackberries, blueberries and plums. This wine is beautifully textured; it's dusty and dry with big tannins. Full bodied and powerful this surprised me with its weight and intensity. Chateau Pey La Tour Bordeaux 2005 is a solid wine, it's not overly complex, but gets points for texture, richness and simple satisfaction.

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