After its lovely crimson-ruby colour with raspberry tints, Chateau Haut Peyruguet red reveals a nice powerful bouquet of red fruit scents with hints of flower, spice and mildish mint. On the palate, it is fleshly, rounded and fruity with fine, mature tannins and a lovely fresh finish. Has been selected by the Head Sommelier of La Trompette, The Goring and Swan Hotel.
Very juicy and inviting, with deliciously ripe notes of linzer torte, blackberry and crushed plum, laced with anise and toasted spice. The lively finish stretches out nicely.
Wine Spectator: James Molesworth 90/100
Bordeaux blend Decanted and poured, the bouquet showed graphite, cedar, black fig, black currant and wood notes. The color is a dark ruby to black that is correct for the wines age. The medium/full bodied palate shows well tannins becoming dominant on the medium length finish.