2012 Pauillac, Bordeaux
The Chateau Pibran vineyard stretches over 17 hectares on one of the most beautiful hilltops of the prestigious terroir of the Pauillac appellation. This 2012 is 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon.
The wine displays a dense colour enhanced by purple highlights, characteristic of the cru. The nose gives off very fresh and well-aged black fruit fragrances. The 2012 Chateau Pibran offers a fleshy palate with juicy and precise tannins. This mineral and ample Pauillac is characterised by ripe fruit notes. This excellent worth-keeping wine expresses the fruit vibrancy and offers wonderful charm and harmony.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
This is a somewhat of a sleeper, under-the-radar property that is not terribly well-known, but seems to consistently make wines well above its pedigree. This wine, which is vinified by the same team that makes the famous Château Pichon Baron, has an inky purple color. The wine reveals loads of blueberry and black raspberry fruit, sweet tannin and medium body, not much complexity, but is a big, juicy, succulent mouthful of fruit. This wine will develop more complexity over the next 5-8 years and last for 15 or more. This is a sleeper of the vintage.