Château Haut Bourbon

Château Peyrabon

Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2001

Bargain Bordeaux, still needs a decant while the steak 🥩 is being properly Souse Vided🤷🏼‍♂️
I don’t know why anyone would drink this without 20-30 years on it.
Pre arrival for 2020 is $14.00, so it will be enjoyable in 2045 more than likely.
Internet Notes as follows,

This is a property very close to Pauillac, and it's one to watch out for now, and in the future. These wines are well-made, value-driven, with good depth and length. Proprietor Patrick Bernard owns 50 hectares of gravel soils and with the aid of winemaker Xavier Michelet, produces elegant, silky, and vibrant Left Bank wines that won't break the bank.
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