2015 Chateau Pibran

Year: 2015
Appellation: Pauillac
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 90
Wine Advocate: 90
Vinous Media: 91
James Suckling: 92
Jeb Dunnuck: 92
Wine Enthusiast: 90-92
Jeff Leve: 88
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$39.95

ONE OF MANY AWESOME UNDER $50.00 BARGAINS FROM THIS FANTASTIC VINTAGE. WE RECOMMEND THIS HIGHLY!

"Black cherry and cassis flavors are fresh and pure, with gentle vanilla, licorice and singed alder notes filling in through the finish. Shows a flicker of savory on the bright finish. A very pure, charming Pauillac. Drink now through 2028. 2,500 cases made. -JM" (WS)

"Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Pibran is a little reduced to begin, with black fruits and tar notions plus hints of dried herbs and chocolate. Medium-bodied with a great core of expressive fruit, it has grainy tannins and a refreshing finish." (WA)

"The 2015 Pibran is one of the best vintages in recent years. It has a gorgeous bouquet of blackberry, wild strawberry and cold stone scents, developing veins of graphite with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannin, very well-judged acidity and surprising backbone toward the finish, suggesting that this will be a long-term Pibran. Excellent. Tasted at the Pibran vertical at Chateau Pichon-Baron."(VM)

"A very concise mid-weight wine that has attractive cherry and blackberry aromas and flavors arranged in a neatly presented frame of smooth tannins. Velvety finish and good depth. Try from 2021."(JS)

"A blend of equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in 50% new oak, the 2015 Chateau Pibran is a beautiful Pauillac that does well in a vintage which can be erratic for this appellation. Very classic notes of cassis, tobacco leaf, lead pencil shavings, and spice give way to a medium to full-bodied, elegant red that has fine tannin, nicely integrated acidity, and top-notch purity of fruit. This is a tiny estate owned by Pichon-Longueville Baron, and its a Pauillac well worth checking out. I suspect it's also a great value and should keep for 15-20 years." (JD)

"90-92. Barrel Sample. This wine is spicy, packed with tannins that are well integrated with the black fruits. It is rich, it is round and it will develop quickly. -Roger Voss"(WE)

"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 2428 Views Tasted Apr 18, 2016" (JL)