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Château Pibran

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2018 Château Pibran  (Pauillac) 90

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 Château Pibran  (Pauillac) 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.

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2016 Château Pibran  (Pauillac) 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.

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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.

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2015 Château Pibran  (Pauillac) 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

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2014 Château Pibran  (Pauillac) 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

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2013 Château Pibran  (Pauillac) 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.

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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

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2012 Château Pibran  (Pauillac) 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

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2011 Château Pibran  (Pauillac) 85

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

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2010 Château Pibran  (Pauillac) 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.

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

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2009 Château Pibran  (Pauillac) 89

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.

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2007 Château Pibran  (Pauillac) 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.

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2006 Château Pibran  (Pauillac) 87

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 Château Pibran  (Pauillac) 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..

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2004 Château Pibran  (Pauillac) 86

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 Château Pibran  (Pauillac) 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.

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1996 Château Pibran  (Pauillac) 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.

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