Very solid from the start, with dark currant and blackberry compote notes, a graphite grip and a long tobacco- and iron-fueled finish. Very well-defined. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now. (JM, Web Only-2019)
This is a cool and dense Pibran with blueberries and blackcurrants and freshness at the same time. Full body, dusty tannins and a flavorful finish. Solid.
Coming from a cooler terroir of gravel, clay, and even a touch of limestone soils, the 2018 Château Pibran is a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon and 46% Merlot brought up in 50% new French oak. Beautiful cassis, graphite and violet notes all emerge from this beauty, which has medium to full-bodied richness, a vibrant, clean, balanced texture, terrific richness, and a great finish.
The 2018 Pibran is bold, punchy and absolutely irresistible, with a bit more kick than usual. Sweet floral, spice and blood orange notes add brightness to a core of radiant red-toned fruit in this supple, inviting Pauillac. Best of all, the 2018 will drink well right out of the gate. This cool site performed especially well in 2018, with the microclimate that clearly helped preserve a measure of freshness. The blend is 54% Cabernet Sauvignon and 46% Merlot. Élevage should be around 18 months, in 50% new oak and 50% ones used barrels. (AG)
The 2018 Pibran is a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon and 46% Merlot, to be aged 18 months in barriques, 50% new and 50% one year old. Very deep purple-black in color, it opens with notes of wild blueberries, fresh black cherries and blackcurrants plus touches of fallen leaves, chargrill and hoisin with a waft of Indian spices. Full-bodied with a solid backing of grainy tannins, it has a voluptuous mid-palate and long, spicy finish. (LPB)
A very tasty, enjoyable Pibran that comes from a cooler site than the main Pichon Baron wine, from gravel soils over a bed of limestone, and always the last for the team to harvest as was the case again in 2018. You can certainly feel the freshness and juice through the dark fruits – a wine that will be limbered up after just four or five years in bottle. (JA)
Black core, purple rim. Intense, ripe cassis, direct fruit, with a nice little touch of lead pencils. Even a note of mint. Dry, cool tannic finesse. A cool customer, more limestone in the soil giving a chalky finish, suggests MD Christian Seely. Dark and elegant. Just enough freshness thanks to the tannins. Dark-chocolate mouth-cleaning finish. 16.5/20 points. (JH)
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