Chateau Pibran Pauillac 2010
Wine SpectatorRipe and well-packed, but silky and racy too, with linzer torte, cassis and blackberry notes pumping along, flecked with singed anise and violet, showing a long graphite spine on the finish. Best from 2015 through 2030.
Wine AdvocateA major sleeper of the vintage, this under-the-radar Pauillac from the owners of Pichon Longueville Baron comes from a 42-acre vineyard, and the blend is divided equally between two grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Classic smoky barbecue notes intermixed with cassis, forest floor and cedar jump from the glass of this dense purple, thick, unctuously textured, rich and heady wine, which can be drunk in 3-4 years. Moreover, it should last for up to two decades. This is normally not too expensive a wine, since consumers do not follow it closely, so readers should take note.
Wine EnthusiastThe second wine of Château Pibran, this is ripe, juicy and attractive now. Black and red fruits burst from the glass, giving a rich character. That is balanced with refreshing acidity and a light tannic character. The wine will develop quickly, so drink from 2017.