About Chateau Pey de Pont 2012 Cru Bourgeois, Medoc
Here's a terrific find. This Medoc Bordeaux is from the 2012 vintage and is just now at a peak of drinking pleasure. Chateau Pey de Pont is a family owned estate in Médoc that dates back to the 1850s. The Chateau was granted Cru Bourgeois status in 1932. Located just north of St. Estephe, the vineyards lie in two different terroirs. There are 41 acres in in Bégadan with sandy-gravelly soil and vines over 30 years of age. Then there are 46 acres of younger vines in Civrac-en-Médoc, with clay-limestone soils. The vineyards are planted with about 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc.
2012 was an overlooked vintage coming after 2010 but a period of warm, dry, sunny weather from mid-July into the fall brought lots of good ripe fruit and made for an overall excellent harvest. Additionally a careful sorting of all of the grapes at the winery added to the high quality of this wine. The final blend is 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc and the wine was aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. We just received this direct from the chateau and it's simply stunning. It was awarded a Gold Medal in the Concours de Bordeaux Competition. It has a rich bouquet with notes of cocoa, black currants, olives, cedarbox and woodsmoke. The mouth is rich, full and fleshy with ripe silky tannins. The finish is long with lingering notes of dark chocolate, crème de cassis, blackberries and burnt embers. You can enjoy this beautiful Bordeaux right now and over the next 3-5 years it will continue to deliver. Best of all we're offering this to our Wine Express customers at an incredible value so please don't wait!