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Château Pibran

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2023
90
Savory-edged, bright red fruits, tobacco, cigar box, and currants form the core of this wine. The classic palate is fresh, chewy, reserved, and peppery, with a spicy, red currant endnote. The wine is made by blending 54% Cabernet Sauvignon with 46% Merlot. This is the highest percentage of Cabernet ever used in the blend at Pibran. 13.1% ABV, 3.7 pH. Drink from 2028-2040. 89-91 Pts.

Savory-edged, bright red fruits, tobacco, cigar box, and currants form the core of this wine. The classic palate is fresh, chewy, reserved, and peppery, with a spicy, red currant endnote. The wine is made by blending 54% Cabernet Sauvignon with 46% Merlot. This is the highest percentage of Cabernet ever used in the blend at Pibran. 13.1% ABV, 3.7 pH. Drink from 2028-2040. 89-91 Pts.

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2022
92
Flowers, currants, and tobacco are what you initially find at the core here. On the palate, the wine is sweet, chewy, fresh and fruity. Normally, Pibran is a strict, rustic styled wine. But with the 2022, the fruit delivers more sweetness, lift, length and softness than I have ever seen here. This is a steal of deal for savvy, Pauillac wine buyers. The wine is made from blending From a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot.14.8% ABV, 3.58 pH. Drink from 2028-2042. 90-91 Pts.

Flowers, currants, and tobacco are what you initially find at the core here. On the palate, the wine is sweet, chewy, fresh and fruity. Normally, Pibran is a strict, rustic styled wine. But with the 2022, the fruit delivers more sweetness, lift, length and softness than I have ever seen here. This is a steal of deal for savvy, Pauillac wine buyers. The wine is made from blending From a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot.14.8% ABV, 3.58 pH. Drink from 2028-2042. 90-91 Pts.

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2021
90
The nose pops with spicy, red currants, tobacco leaf, flowers, blackberries and lead pencil. The wine is medium-bodied, crisp, fresh, bright and with a nice sweetness to the red fruits. There is lift, and energy to the bright red fruits that linger in the finish. Drink from 2026-2040.

The nose pops with spicy, red currants, tobacco leaf, flowers, blackberries and lead pencil. The wine is medium-bodied, crisp, fresh, bright and with a nice sweetness to the red fruits. There is lift, and energy to the bright red fruits that linger in the finish. Drink from 2026-2040.

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From a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Merlot, the wine offers a floral and leafy herbed character due to the large percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. The wine is medium-bodied, crisp, fresh, bright and vibrant, with a strong vibrant, peppery bite to the berries on the palate. There is lift, and crunchy red fruits in the finish. Drink from 2026-2040. 89-91

From a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Merlot, the wine offers a floral and leafy herbed character due to the large percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. The wine is medium-bodied, crisp, fresh, bright and vibrant, with a strong vibrant, peppery bite to the berries on the palate. There is lift, and crunchy red fruits in the finish. Drink from 2026-2040. 89-91

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2020
90
Medium-bodied, vibrant, and packed with currants, blackberries, chocolate and cedar. The wine is fresh, crisp and spicy, with a dose of sea salt that comes in at the end of the chewy finish. Drink from 2025-2040.

Medium-bodied, vibrant, and packed with currants, blackberries, chocolate and cedar. The wine is fresh, crisp and spicy, with a dose of sea salt that comes in at the end of the chewy finish. Drink from 2025-2040.

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Medium-bodied, fresh, bright and already delivering a soft, crisp core of sweet cherries, currants, cedar, herbs and pepper on the nose and palate. Give this energetic, spicy, classic Pauillac just a few years of age, and all its sweetness, spice and tobacco will be in full bloom. 90-92 Pts

Medium-bodied, fresh, bright and already delivering a soft, crisp core of sweet cherries, currants, cedar, herbs and pepper on the nose and palate. Give this energetic, spicy, classic Pauillac just a few years of age, and all its sweetness, spice and tobacco will be in full bloom. 90-92 Pts

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2019
92
The red fruits come with a savory, earthy, spicy edge which is quite nice. The red currant core of fruit here is ripe, a bit rustic and loaded with nuances of olives, tobacco leaf, cocoa, cigar box and currants. In other words, classic Pauillac. This is one of the best vintages of Pibran ever produced. And if you are seeking a classic Pauillac that won't break the bank, look no further. Drink from 2025-2045.

The red fruits come with a savory, earthy, spicy edge which is quite nice. The red currant core of fruit here is ripe, a bit rustic and loaded with nuances of olives, tobacco leaf, cocoa, cigar box and currants. In other words, classic Pauillac. This is one of the best vintages of Pibran ever produced. And if you are seeking a classic Pauillac that won't break the bank, look no further. Drink from 2025-2045.

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Dark ruby in color, the wine is medium/full-bodied with a blast of cocoa, cassis, tobacco leaf and blackberry on the nose and mouth. Round and resting on the corner of finesse and rusticity in the endnote, with a blend of green olive, pepper, herbs and black currants in the finish. Made from a blend of 53% Merlot and 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, reaching 14% ABV, you should give this 5 years or so in the cellar and enjoy it over the following years or more. 90-92 Pts

Dark ruby in color, the wine is medium/full-bodied with a blast of cocoa, cassis, tobacco leaf and blackberry on the nose and mouth. Round and resting on the corner of finesse and rusticity in the endnote, with a blend of green olive, pepper, herbs and black currants in the finish. Made from a blend of 53% Merlot and 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, reaching 14% ABV, you should give this 5 years or so in the cellar and enjoy it over the following years or more. 90-92 Pts

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2018
91
A solid candidate for the best vintage of Pibran ever produced, the ripeness of the vintage really shines here. This is all about the medium-bodied, round, soft, juicy, red cherries and cassis on the palate that is already so easy to enjoy, even at this young stage. Though, a bit of patience will add even more to this well-priced, charm-filled Pauillac.

A solid candidate for the best vintage of Pibran ever produced, the ripeness of the vintage really shines here. This is all about the medium-bodied, round, soft, juicy, red cherries and cassis on the palate that is already so easy to enjoy, even at this young stage. Though, a bit of patience will add even more to this well-priced, charm-filled Pauillac.

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Flowers, spice and red fruits form the nose. The wine is medium bodied, forward, fresh and juicy with a hint of cocoa along with the fresh fruits. With less rusticity and more elegance than usual, this is a charming, well-priced Pauillac. 89-91 Pts

Flowers, spice and red fruits form the nose. The wine is medium bodied, forward, fresh and juicy with a hint of cocoa along with the fresh fruits. With less rusticity and more elegance than usual, this is a charming, well-priced Pauillac. 89-91 Pts

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2017
89
With chocolate and floral inflection topping the dark, red fruits, this wine is medium bodied and forward with scattering of dusty tannins in the finish. Made from a blend of 68% Merlot and 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, you can drink this young. The higher than usual percentage of Merlot is due to the effects of the frost.

With chocolate and floral inflection topping the dark, red fruits, this wine is medium bodied and forward with scattering of dusty tannins in the finish. Made from a blend of 68% Merlot and 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, you can drink this young. The higher than usual percentage of Merlot is due to the effects of the frost.

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2016
89
Fresh, bright, crisp, juicy sweet and tart red fruits, with a nice whiff of tobacco leaf, cigar box, wet earth and leafy nuances. Classic in style, with a crunchy red berry finish, allow this 5 years in the cellar and enjoy over the next decade.

Fresh, bright, crisp, juicy sweet and tart red fruits, with a nice whiff of tobacco leaf, cigar box, wet earth and leafy nuances. Classic in style, with a crunchy red berry finish, allow this 5 years in the cellar and enjoy over the next decade.

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From a blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is crisp, fresh and lively, combining sweet cassis, licorice and spice. Medium bodied, the finish has a piquant, bright, fruity note.

From a blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is crisp, fresh and lively, combining sweet cassis, licorice and spice. Medium bodied, the finish has a piquant, bright, fruity note.

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2015
88
From an even split of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon comes a medium-bodied wine with a red fruit core and the essence of smoke, black cherry and mocha on the nose. Give it a year or two to develop more complexity before you pop a cork on this well-priced Pauillac. 87 - 89 Pts

From an even split of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon comes a medium-bodied wine with a red fruit core and the essence of smoke, black cherry and mocha on the nose. Give it a year or two to develop more complexity before you pop a cork on this well-priced Pauillac. 87 - 89 Pts

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2014
89
This is the best Pibran I have ever tasted. It is a perfect restaurant wine. Espresso, cocoa and black cherry on the nose, with a medium body, the wine is juicy, open and soft on the finish. 88-90 Pts

This is the best Pibran I have ever tasted. It is a perfect restaurant wine. Espresso, cocoa and black cherry on the nose, with a medium body, the wine is juicy, open and soft on the finish. 88-90 Pts

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2013
86
Medium bodied, forward, with an uncomplicated focus on cassis and cranberries, the wine ends with an austere, dusty, tobacco tinged finish. Made from a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon and 48% Merlot, this will be best in its youth, or with another year or two of aging.

Medium bodied, forward, with an uncomplicated focus on cassis and cranberries, the wine ends with an austere, dusty, tobacco tinged finish. Made from a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon and 48% Merlot, this will be best in its youth, or with another year or two of aging.

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From a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon and 48% Merlot, the wine is medium bodied, focusing on cassis, spice and its forward, light style. 85-88 Pts

From a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon and 48% Merlot, the wine is medium bodied, focusing on cassis, spice and its forward, light style. 85-88 Pts

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2012
88
Notes of boysenberry, earth, fennel and leaf introduce the blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon. This fresh, cherry-driven wine will be aged in 50% new French oak barrels and should offer pleasure early. 87-89 Pts

Notes of boysenberry, earth, fennel and leaf introduce the blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon. This fresh, cherry-driven wine will be aged in 50% new French oak barrels and should offer pleasure early. 87-89 Pts

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2011
85
Medium bodied, crisp, bright red fruits, tobacco and spice notes lead to a sharp, crunchy, red berry finish.

Medium bodied, crisp, bright red fruits, tobacco and spice notes lead to a sharp, crunchy, red berry finish.

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Cassis and red berry aromas, medium-bodied and light in style, the wine ends with cassis in the finish. 87-89 Pts

Cassis and red berry aromas, medium-bodied and light in style, the wine ends with cassis in the finish. 87-89 Pts

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2010
90
Tobacco, oak and cherry aromas open to a Pibran with a touch of elegance in the tannins, which is an improvement in this estate, which is more often on the rustic side of the style range, finishing with a nice blast of black cherry and cassis.

Tobacco, oak and cherry aromas open to a Pibran with a touch of elegance in the tannins, which is an improvement in this estate, which is more often on the rustic side of the style range, finishing with a nice blast of black cherry and cassis.

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Peppery cassis aromas, medium bodied and a fresh, black cherry and kirsch finish. 85-88 Pts

Peppery cassis aromas, medium bodied and a fresh, black cherry and kirsch finish. 85-88 Pts

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2009
89
Straight forward, classically styled with an earthy, tobacco and crisp cassis filled, medium-bodied character, this is already hitting its stride.

Straight forward, classically styled with an earthy, tobacco and crisp cassis filled, medium-bodied character, this is already hitting its stride.

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From a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, this forward, open Pauillac serves up a nose of espresso bean, blackberry, cocoa and plum on the nose. The fruit is fresh, the wine has a nice roundness to texture, ending with sweet, black cherries. This is a great value from a region that continues to be more expensive with each vintage.

From a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, this forward, open Pauillac serves up a nose of espresso bean, blackberry, cocoa and plum on the nose. The fruit is fresh, the wine has a nice roundness to texture, ending with sweet, black cherries. This is a great value from a region that continues to be more expensive with each vintage.

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2007
87
At full maturity, the wine is medium bodied, earthy and fresh, there is a strong, earth and forest overtone to the red fruit, and just a hint of rusticity in the bright, red fruit finish. There is no reason to hold this for future drinking.

At full maturity, the wine is medium bodied, earthy and fresh, there is a strong, earth and forest overtone to the red fruit, and just a hint of rusticity in the bright, red fruit finish. There is no reason to hold this for future drinking.

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2006
87
Ready to drink, medium bodied, and showing off its tobacco, cedar wood and cassis character, there is a gruffness in the tannins.

Ready to drink, medium bodied, and showing off its tobacco, cedar wood and cassis character, there is a gruffness in the tannins.

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2005
85
Cassis, red berries, earth, coffee and tobacco in the nose, the wine is better on the nose than on the palate. This is on the traditional, rustic, four square side of the style range..

Cassis, red berries, earth, coffee and tobacco in the nose, the wine is better on the nose than on the palate. This is on the traditional, rustic, four square side of the style range..

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2004
86
Distinctive herbal and cherry pipe tobacco nose, the wine is mature, slightly tart and spicy in its fresh cassis and cranberry finish.

Distinctive herbal and cherry pipe tobacco nose, the wine is mature, slightly tart and spicy in its fresh cassis and cranberry finish.

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2003
83
The color of dark, strawberry tea, herb, forest and dark red berry fruits are at the forefront of the wine. Dusty, starting to tire and lacking in freshness, this is past its prime and needs to be drunk up sooner than later.

The color of dark, strawberry tea, herb, forest and dark red berry fruits are at the forefront of the wine. Dusty, starting to tire and lacking in freshness, this is past its prime and needs to be drunk up sooner than later.

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1996
83
Pale ruby with bricking in color, scents of cedar chest, cherries and leaves lead to a medium bodied wine that ends with light red and black fruits and tart cranberry. This wine is already in decline.

Pale ruby with bricking in color, scents of cedar chest, cherries and leaves lead to a medium bodied wine that ends with light red and black fruits and tart cranberry. This wine is already in decline.

6,049 Views   Tasted