2005 Château Pibran, Cru Bourgeois Pauillac
An assemblage of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot. Jean-René
Matignon commented that he declassified some parcels of Merlot in
favour of the higher performing Cabernet. He felt that certain Merlot
lacked concentration as a consequence of yield. The average across the
vineyards of Pibran comes in at a slightly lower than normal level of 42
hectolitres per hectare all the same. Harvest was late with the Cabernet
brought in towards mid-October.
The aromas here are unashamedly Cabernet, sweet, ripe blackcurrants to
the fore. The palate shows a lovely ripeness too, with a deep core of
solid fruit and mineral, slightly grainy tannins. Harmonious and quite
forward in style, there is a mouthfilling touch of concentration here and
a pleasing, lingering finish.
Region & country
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Ready 2011 - 2020