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|Grapes||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot|
Château Pibran dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, when the estate was bought in 1941 by Paul Pibran Billa. Fairly young by Bordeaux standards, the estate was sold to the AXA group in 1987, who began to greatly invest in the Château to revitalize the land and facilities. In 2001, the estate was enlarged with the purchase of additional vines in the neighboring estate, Château La Tour Pibran. Located near Château Mouton Rothschild, it has among the largest plantings of merlot in all of Pauillac. This wine is 55% merlot and 45% cabernet sauvignon, fermented in stainless steel, and aged in 50% new French oak for 12 to 15 months, depending on the vintage. Château Pibran is usually better with 6-8 years of bottle age, which happens to be where this 2011 is right now! It will reach peak maturity between 10-18 years, so enjoy it today or save it for later to experience even more complexity! It needs very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. This vintage has bright red fruit with a touch of dark berries and notes of tobacco and spice, with firm tannin structure and a luxuriously smooth, velvety body.