Château-Pipeau Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2016
|Region||France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion|
Wine Advocate: 90 Points "The 2015 Pipeau is a blend of 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc matured in 80% new oak. It has a clean and pure black cherry and cassis-scented bouquet that is neatly embroidered with the new oak. The palate is medium-bodied, svelte, and smooth in the mouth, yes, a little oaky and obvious, but there is the fruit to back it up. This is a guilty pleasure. I would like to smack its wrist for being too oaky, but it feels balanced and I have little doubt that after 3-To 4 years, it could turn out delicious!"
Plush, dark berries, and plums here. This has a wealth of every attractive, rich, and ripe fruit on offer. The palate has a creamy and silky feel to it. A long and ribbon-like finish. Drink or hold.
88-90. Barrel Sample. Rounded and full of black fruits, this is already a gentle wine, with subtle tannins that lend just enough edge and structure to the bold fruit. It is a wine for medium-term aging, and will probably be ready to enjoy from 2022.