Peby Faugeres 2021 (1.5L)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
95-96 JS / 90-92 VM / 92 DE / 89-91 WA
Lots of black-olive and blackberry aromas and flavors. Full and linear with intensity and structure. Racy for the vintage. Energy. Class. - James Suckling.
The 2021 Péby Faugères has quite an opulent bouquet considering the growing season, for me, without the delineation and finesse of the Faugères. The palate is medium-bodied with sweet ripe black cherry fruit, fine tannins, a little more restraint compared to other vintages of late, fresh on the finish. Moderate length. It maybe just needs more personality. - Neal Martin, Vinous Media.
Super perfumed on the nose, really very floral with a touch of cherry liqueur. Quite high toned with graphite-laced red and black fruits and some fine, chalky tannins but excellent acidity that's really quite fun and playful. It stops a little abruptly in terms of fruit persistency but there is a nice cooling mintiness, liquorice and crushed stone element that lingers and a good weight overall. Balanced and well presented if not massively structured or persistent but a nice verticality here. Wood a bit on show at the end. Easy drinking style. Michel Rolland consultancy.
Drinking Window 2025 - 2040
As appears to be case with its sibling, Faugères, the limitations imposed by the vintage seem to have somewhat tamed this estate's tendency to push extraction to the limits. Exhibiting rich aromas of blackberries and plums, framed by a lavish application of creamy new oak, the 2021 Péby Faugères is full-bodied, ample and layered, but also impressively seamless and complete despite its aspirational style. It wouldn't surprise me if it were to age better than more heralded surrounding vintages. - William Kelly, The Wine Advocate.