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2005 Pipeau, St-Émilion

SKU #1037325 92 points Wine Spectator

 Beautiful blackberry, cherry and light vanilla aromas follow through to a full body, with coffee, smoke and berry character. Long and stylish. Velvety and balanced. Best after 2013. *Top 100 Wines of 2008* (JS)  (5/2008)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A reliably exciting value in St.-Emilion from proprietor Mestreguilhem, Pipeau always seems to hit high on the hedonistic scale of pleasure bombs. The ruby/purple 2005 has loads of fruit, although not a great deal of complexity, but it is round, juicy and succulent, with no hard edges. This medium to full-bodied, well-made, fruit-driven wine should be drunk over the next 5-7 years. It is a sleeper of the vintage. (RP)  (6/2015)

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Saint Emilion