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Chateau Peybonhomme les Tours, Cru Bourgeois, Premieres Cotes de Blaye, 2006

Posted by Julian 01 Sep 2009

German organic supermarket chain Alnatura has a small, but convincing wine selection, much of which comes in half bottles as well. A good marketing move, since, apart from being good for single drinkers or weekdays, this always makes me less hesitant about trying a wine I know nothing about.

Deep cherry red, with a brick-red edge.
Nice smell of tannic cherries, raw beef, some red and black currants.
In the mouth, thick-skinned cherries again, red currants, medium bodied, a little leathery, a spicy, but also mouth-drying after-taste with a real pinch of tannic roughness.

This Bordeaux didn't change my life, and it won't change yours. Nonetheless, I call this a very drinkable and pleasantly rustic, straightforward claret for the working man's dinner table. Organically grown, too, which is still quite rare in Bordeaux, I think.