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Chateau Peyros - Madiran
Chateau Peyros - Madiran
Madiran is situated in the Haut Béarn region, in the heart of the Vic Bilh (“old country” in the local dialect). Shaped by Pyrenean glacial moraines, the region is composed of a succession of south-north oriented valleys, meaning an east-west exposure. With a very specific terroir and micro-climate, planted over a significant rocky mass, Chateau Peyros (meaning "stony place" in Gascon) is the most southerly property in the appellation and is unusual, in that it is the only vineyard benefiting from a full south exposure. The soil is composed of a conglomerate of rolled pebbles and clay called “pouzzolanes” and its 20 hectares of vineyard are composed of Tannat (70%) and Cabernet Franc (30%).

The property dates from the 17th century and was acquired by Jean Jacques Lesgourgues in 1999. The organic contribution is natural, exclusively made up of manure from a herd of 300 sheep that amble around the vineyard from October to April. The fermentation room was built in the early 80s under the guidance of legendary oenologist and one of the founders of traceability, Emile Peynaud. In 2000, the fermentation room was equipped with a micro-oxygenation system. Malolactic fermentation in barrels is practiced on the third of the wines (i.e. those housed in new barrels) to give body and soften the sometimes aggressive tannins.

We first tasted the wines of Chateau Peyros at the Madiran Wine Fair in 2003, and were immediately taken by the sheer quality and breeding of these fabulous wines. This was before we even started selling wines, but when we did, Chateau Peyros was always going to feature on our list sooner or later - it was simply a case of when. We have now been importing from Peyros for over 10 years and we believe that the wines are the equal of any in the region - indeed, they can rival classed growth Clarets costing several times more. Give them a try and you will see what we mean.

Chateau Peyros Magenta 2013 Madiran
Chateau Peyros Magenta 2013
Region Madiran - north-east of Pau, in deepest SW France
Colour/Style Dry red - full bodied
Grapes 50% Tannat, 50% Cab Franc
Alcohol (a.b.v)
Food Lamb, duck, cassoulet, pizza
Next day
Fine and still fruity
Drink Now, or to 2023

A bright, clear purple/magenta colour with a light ruby rim. This is a Madiran which (amazingly) says "drink me now!" The nose offers copious aromas of blackcurrant, black cherry, new leather and damp earth, with subtle herb and peppery spice notes. The palate is *relatively* (for Madiran) light, airy and fresh, encompassing flavours of black cherry, citrus and redcurrant, with hints of Asian spice and bitter chocolate. The gently rustic tannins offer plenty of grip, whilst juicy, rhubarb-infused acidity offers balance. For a wine so young, this is a really juicy, tangy and approachable style of Madiran, and is great now - obviously with food - or over the next 5 to 8 years.


Price:  £10.50 (Including: VAT at 20%)


Chateau Peyros Vieilles Vignes 2014 Madiran
Chateau Peyros Vieilles Vignes 2014

Region Madiran - north-east of Pau, in deepest SW France
Colour/Style Dry red - full bodied, aged in oak barrels for 14 months
Grapes 80% Tannat, 20% Cabernet Franc - vines aged 50+ years
Alcohol (a.b.v)
Food Beef, lamb, game, duck/goose, cassoulet
Next day
Best drunk the same day
Drink Approachable now, or will age until at least 2025

A deep-ish purple core with a narrow, cherry red rim. This vintage offers the classic Peyros aromas of blackcurrant, bramble and black cherry, with some enticing earthy, smoky, oaky notes. With air, it develops real lift, courtesy of some faintly citrus and herb aromas, with tiny hints of black olives and iodine. That said, and unlike previous vintages (which were really quite modern and very approachable in their youth), this is very much in the "traditional" Madiran style - deep, dark and full-bodied, with ripe, herb-infused bramble and cassis fruit countered by gently rustic tannins, yet nicely balanced by juicy, cherry-skin acidity and a cool, minty finish that lingers for a good while. It's not a "bruiser", but it does demand food. When writing my tasting note for this vintage (May 2018), it went nicely with duck breast and sautéed potatoes, and it will pair nicely with all manner of red meats and casseroles. Approachable now - *with food* - and will age nicely for another 5-10 years.


Price:  £13.99 (Including: VAT at 20%)


Chateau Peyros Greenwich 43N 2012 Madiran
Chateau Peyros Greeenwich 43N 2012

Region Madiran - north-east of Pau, in deepest SW France
Colour/Style Dry red, full bodied, aged in new oak barrels for 18 months
Grapes 90% Tannat, 10% Cabernet Franc - vines aged 60+ years
Alcohol (a.b.v)
Food Beef, lamb, game, duck, cassoulet
Next day
Best drunk the same day
Drink Now (with food!) or to age and evolve to 2030 and beyond

The name Greenwich 43N takes its name from the prime meridian line, which runs directly through the Chateau Peyros vineyards. A deep, impenetrable purple core with a dark ruby rim - totally opaque. An intense nose - black and red fruits dominate (cassis, bramble and plum) together with spicy/peppery notes and some well-integrated coffee-infused oak. Immensely rich and full-bodied, with masses of dark fruit flavours, spicy, chocolatey tannins and excellent underlying acidity - well balanced, in a big sort of way. The tannins are undoubtedly winning at the moment, but this is a wine for the long term. The fruit is multi-layered and concentrated and will definitely come to the fore after a few more years in the cellar. It can be drunk now, but definitely needs rich food to bring the best out of it - something flavoursome and fatty, such as a rib of beef, lamb chops or duck. An excellent wine for the long haul.


Price:  £21.95 (Including: VAT at 20%)


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