Saturday, April 4, 2009

Chateau Pey Du Pont - Superquinn French wine sale

This is fourth and final review of four bottles of French red purchased as part of the Superquinn French wine sale last Saturday week.

Superquinn says "...on the famous right bank, or 'Rive Gauche' of the River Garonne" and "has been selling wines that are reminiscent of blackcurrant ever since"

As well as their poor French, Superquinn aren't saying much in the above description, and with good reason.

Name: Chateau Pey De Pont
Year: 2006
Price: €12 (reduced from €23.99)
Notes: Very disappointing, the main characteristic of this wine was a unpleasant bitterness and some tannins, not much fruit and only a suggestion of the famous Bordeaux minerality. I also was reminded of a Chilean Cabernet. Expensive at €12, I would be horrified if I had paid €25 for this. Avoid. 
Rating: 4/10.


  1. Dear Kind Sir Willie:

    I'm sure you're right but I would like to know more about this Chateau and its wine maker. Is this a vintage problem or does it have something to do with the way the wine is being made?

    Are there other wineries in the same terroir that are making superior wines (at a higher price?)?
    Anyway, thanks for bringing this Chateau to my attention.

    Best wishes,


  2. Not sure about the Chateau, will have to do a bit of research on the interweb...

  3. This is a left bank wine from a decent year - so no excuse there - & as for terroir you're better off with Haut Medoc or Cru Bourgeois altho these are pricier (SQ do Ch. Beaumont & it's very reliable & good value).

    Re Pey du Pont, I was thinking of buying it so thx for the heads-up. I bought the Grand Barrail instead.

  4. Let me know how you get on with the grand Barrail. For €22, I'd expect something pretty decent.


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