Château Pey de Faure Bordeaux 2012

A good example of easy-drinking Bordeaux.

Finding Bordeaux that really stands out is often both difficult and expensive. There are some superb Bordeaux reds out there at great prices but chances are you’ll only find them if you’re lucky enough or you already know about them.

Chateau Pey de Faure’s 2012 blend encompasses the whole range of Bordeaux’s famous black grapes from its dominant Merlot and sizeable splash of Cabernet Sauvignon to the small dollops of Cabernet Franc and Malbec. The variety of the blend might make you hope for complexity but all-in-all this wine’s a little unremarkable.

Nonetheless it does show impressive fruit for a Bordeaux wine this young and with such cedar-like coarse tannin. There’s black cherry and fresh ripe red plum. It lasts a little while too.

As it stands, this is an above-par table wine and one that is easily drinkable with a good meal.

 

Serve with…

…poulty dishes with a mushroom sauce would be a good match, lamb chops, or lightly spiced lentil recipes.

BFW Rating


Overall

Surprising fruit and good finish in this otherwise unremarkable, slightly coarse Bordeaux.

Body:
Medium – Full Bodied


Variety:
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec


Region:
Bordeaux, France


Alcohol:
13.5%

Vintage:
2012


Price:
£8+


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