Chateau Pauillac 2008
Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Velvet red color with a hint of amber. Full-bodied and rich in tannins. Powerful when young, their aromas of red fruits (blackcurrant, raspberry) or flowers (violets, roses, and irises) melt with the passing of time into a bouquet which is long in the mouth.
Chateau Pauillac is a wine brand of Chateau Fonbadet, which is Gascon for "fountain (fon) of the little valley (badet)." And, the estate lives up to this name with its location to the north of the Saint-Lambert village in the valley-filled Pauillac appellation, amidst the most reputed estates, such as Chateau Mouton Rothschild. During the Middle Ages the estate was part of Chateau Latour, but by the end of the Ancien Regime records show a structured vineyard cru at Fonbadet. The vineyard was subsequently owned by multiple families, however it was the Peyronie family that the estate was linked to on several occasions. Today, Chateau Fonbadet is still owned by the Peyronie family under their business name of SCEA Domaines Peyronie. Rich, vigorous, and complex, the wines of Pauillac deserve to be aged a little longer.