Gorgeous aromas of blackberry and crushed raspberry. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Beautiful fruit and structure. 16,000 cases made.
Drink Dates: 2007+
Author: James Suckling
Wine Advocate | Rating: 90
This is a more massive and structured wine from bottle than when tasted out of barrel, where it was undeniably a St.-Emilion fruit bomb. Still fruit-driven, it has a deep ruby/purple color in addition to gorgeously sweet raspberry and cherry fruit, a bigger framework and more muscle than I would have thought from barrel, as well as loads of glycerin in the finish. An additional 1-2 years of bottle age will result in more supple tannin. This sumptuous beauty is certainly the finest wine I have ever tasted from Pipeau. It should age well for 10-15 years. For readers who have not discovered the hedonistic joys of Pipeau, it is about time.