2021 Chateau Peybonhomme-les-Tours Vin de France L'Atypic

Fun Bordeaux blend of Malbec and Cab Franc, all organic. Bright and engaging, this drinks brilliantly right now.

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A blend of just Malbec and Cabernet Franc doesn't cut la moutarde for the Bordeaux authorities so this absurdly drinkable red is simply labelled Vin de France.

As we've seen over the last few years, lots of wines with this low-caste labelling are the best value and interesting of the French wines we try. Certainly the case here - this atypical (Atypic) wine is fleshy, ripe and fun, with great fruit concentration and liveliness.

All estate fruit from the Chateau Peybonhomme, farmed organically and biodynamically on the right bank of the Gironde estuary.

This wine is ‘atypical' in terms of its blend: 50% Malbec (or Côt depending on the region) and 50% Cabernet Franc. Very concentrated yet possessing very soft tannins, this wine is rounded on the palate with red fruit aromas captured at the height of their freshness. All of this is elevated by Malbec's peppery touch. Best drunk from now with dishes of all kinds apart from fish, serve slightly chilled at 17-18°C.

Organic and biodynamic since 2000. Demeter certification since the 2000 vintage. Double Guyot pruning, spontaneous winter grass cover. Soil tillage during the spring, every other row ploughed. Treatments combining small quantities of Bordeaux mixture with herbal teas such as horsetail or nettle.

Region: Bordeaux, France
Blend: Malbec (50%), Cabernet Franc (50%)
ABV: 14.50%
Closure: 750ml
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92 Points - "Fleshy and spreads beautifully in the palate, faint spritz on first opening but that shifts away with time, the aromas build likewise and flavours sit soft in red plumminess, game meat, green olive and bay leaf characters, with barely there sooty-silty tannins. Perfume is similar, fragrant and effusive. What a delicious thing this is! Pure, unadorned, a little wild, a whole lot drinkable. Lush. I'm into it." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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