(2010 Vintage) Château Pibran estate benefits from a prestigious, 17-hectare terroir on one of Pauillac’s most beautiful hilltops. The wines benefit from exceptional support, with the vinification process and technical monitoring both carried out by the Château Pichon Baron team.
This is definitely a very nice wine. The last reviewer clearly had a bad bottle (cloudy appearance; musty odor). Our bottle had an intense, fragrant nose of cherries and berries and was a clear, deep ruby red in the glass. In the mouth we tasted a strong fruit flavor moderated by smooth tannins. The finish is nice, but it doesn't last very long. We had it with grilled rib-eye steaks, and it was a perfect match. This Bordeaux is comparable to similarly priced California Cabrernets, so it's a good bargain for a Bordeaux. ated 88 points: Decanted for 1 hour. Dark ruby color with hints of bricking at the rim. Nose of blackberry, cassis, pencil lead, some smoke, hints of leather. Similar palate with some decent minerals. Higher acidity. Everything is there but all is just a bit thin for it to be a great wine. Perhaps still a bit tight. Will try again tomorrow
Wine AdvocateRating: (87-88) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 134 on Apr-01
International Wine CellarRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar
Wine SpectatorRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 3/03