France → Bordeaux → Haut-Médoc
esbrown reviewed Chateau Peyre-Lebade Bordeaux Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois 2000 on May 8, 2005
From the Rothschild family. Expressive on the nose with black cherries, bacon, tobacco, and black raspberries. Silky smooth with chewy, mature tannins and a polished palete of black currants, tea leaves and vanilla. Very nice, until we get to the finish. Heavy in the wood tannins as well as green olives and leather. Tastes just a bit old. I wonder if it's in the Bordeaux "dumb period?" It may come around. Was better the next day as some of the hard tannins faded away but the fruit never really made it back.