Château Pibran Pauillac 201475cl
Château Pibran Pauillac 2014
Description of Château Pibran Pauillac 2014
Château Pibran Pauillac 2014 (Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot)
- View: bright ruby red color.
- Nose: The nose has intense notes of espresso, cocoa and cherry.
- Mouth: The palate has medium body. It is a juicy, fruity, open and with a smooth finish wine.
VINEYARD: Château Pibran
GRAPES: Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
AGEING: In French oak barrels 50% new for 12 to 15 months
PREPARATION: The wine of Chateau Pibran is vinified in stainless steel tanks with controlled temperature. Malolactic fermentation takes place in the tank.
WINE PAIRING: Meat, beef, pork, lamb, duck, hunting, roast chicken, stew and grilled dishes.
RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 15 ° - 17 ° CALCOHOL: 12.8%
Most wine drinkers who are familiar with the commune of Pauillac, on the left bank of the Gironde, will have heard of this successful Cru Bourgeois estate, although naturally not everyone will have tasted its wines. Nevertheless its reputation seems to be an admirable one, a source of solid, sometimes fleshy wines which were sufficiently good to see the property ranked as a Cru Bourgeois Supérieur in the 2003 classification - before the list was annulled in a Bordeaux court following a legal challenge (which was nothing to do with Pibran), that is. And so it is a rare beast; there are few attractive and affordable alternatives to the wines of the classed growth estates in Pauillac. And that Pibran is such a viable alternative should perhaps not be that surprising; near neighbours include Mouton-Rothschild, Pontet-Canet and Lynch-Bages. Today, however, such a succinct account of Pibran's position does not tell the whole story. Under the umbrella of Christian Seely (below) and AXA Millésimes, since its purchase from the Billa family in 1987, Pibran is now finding a new direction. There has been considerable investment, reorganisation and revitalisation. Perhaps the most significant and tangible addition is a new chai, enabling the wines of Pibran to be vinified on the estate rather than at Pichon-Baron, AXA Millésimes' other Pauillac jewel, but there is also much going on in the vineyards. These have been extensively replanted over the years, with the addition of improved drainage.More about the Winery