2014 Pibran, Pauillac

SKU #1314446 92 points James Suckling

 Very floral and vivid on the nose with lovely ripe Cabernet character that showcases currants and berries. Full body, tight and silky tannins and a juicy finish. Love the balance and beauty.  (2/2017)

91 points Jeb Dunnuck

 I also loved the 2014 Chateau Pibran, which is a similar blend to the 2015, albeit with slightly less Cabernet Sauvignon. It offers a terrific bouquet of plum, mulberries, cedary spice, flowers, and toasty oak. This flows to a medium-bodied, elegant Pauillac that’s beautifully balanced, has top notch purity, integrated acidity, and clean, focused finish. This is classy stuff that’s already approachable, yet will benefit from 3-4 years of cellaring and keep for another 15+.  (11/2017)

89-91 points Wine Enthusiast

 Blackberry notes linger over a ripe, smooth texture from fine tannins. This wine is full-bodied, yet balanced by ample acidity. (RV)  (4/2015)

88-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The Château Pibran 2014 has a lower level of Cabernet Sauvignon (just 30%) because of hail on July 25, which cost them around 40% of the crop. They suffered a kind of rot known as 'cloitre.' There was also a late green harvest on the Merlot to reduce the weight of the berries. It has a slightly foursquare bouquet with tobacco notes developing with aeration. The palate is crisp and lively with a citrus-like freshness. This is a pretty Pibran with shorter finish than recent vintages, perhaps due to the hail, but it is still focused and offers more breeding than many give it credit for. (NM)  (4/2015)

90 points Vinous

 The 2014 Pibran is soft, pleasant and quite pretty. Sweet tobacco, earthy notes, smoke, iron and cedar add attractive savory underpinnings. Bright and a bit tightly wound, the Pibran could use a bit more time in bottle for the tannins to soften. The 2014 Pibran is a bit unusual in that the blend is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot rather than the more typical 50/50. (AG)  (2/2017)

90 points Wine Spectator

 This has a lovely, pure ball of cassis and cherry preserves, flecked with light iron and anise notes. Shows a touch of heft, but delivers more up-front appeal, as the structure is polished and fully absorbed. (JM)  (3/2017)

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.


- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


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- Pauillac is probably the most famous village in Bordeaux. Located between St. Julien and St. Estephe, it has more of the top ranked chateau than the other four appellations of the Haut Medoc. This area has three of the five premier cru classe wineries: Lafite Rothschild, Latour, and Mouton Rothschild. There are two of the top second-growths (Pichon Lalande and Pichon Baron) as well as several outstanding fourth and fifth-growth chateaux including Lynch Bages. Because of the gravely soils and great drainage, Pauillac has the ideal conditions to grow great Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines from this village are some of the longest-lived in Bordeaux.