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2018 Chateau Pibran

Pauillac, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$84. 99 Bottle
$1019.88 Dozen
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
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.
89-91 points
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate

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.
92-95 points
James Molesworth - Wine Spectator

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.
93-94 points
James Suckling

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.
90-93 points
Antonio Galloni - Vinous

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.
92-94 points
Jeb Dunnuck