Château Pipeau Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2011

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"This excellent sleeper of the vintage reveals loads of raspberry and black cherry fruit, a medium-bodied texture, attractive flesh, adequate acidity and sweet, well-integrated tannins. Once again Pipeau is an excellent choice for shrewd, value-conscious consumers. Drink it over the next decade..." WA 04/12 "Blueberry and mineral character with hints of flowers follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a juicy, almost salty and citrus aftertaste..89" JS 4/12

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Snooth User: Calamus
1121277305
3.00 5
03/09/2014

Three glasses


Snooth User: victorluk
118204627
0.00 5
Vintage: 2010 02/03/2013

Best between 2013-2017 Grapes:90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc. roast beef, mushrooms and strong cheese such as Gorgonzola.


Snooth User: GoinGray
737701,347
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 02/17/2009

scents of smoked cherry and a hint of licorice dry, powdery, slight cedar flavor


Snooth User: dynowine
3956231,323
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 07/11/2010

From a preservation machine, likely saw little air. Delicious St. Emilion although somewhat young and probably needs several more years in the bottle (or a good 24 hr decanting). Notably tannic at this point (but I liked it anyway). Appealing aromas of licorice, pepper, and smoky dark fruit. Had mouth-coating abundant dark fruit (blackberry, cassis, plus plum, maybe black cherry) with notes of oak, earth, herb, pepper, and a bit of spice. Lingering finish of bitter nuts and super dark chocolate or dark coffee grounds. Nicely balanced. Body medium, acid medium, tannin medium plus. Dry. 80% merlot, 10% cab franc, %10 cab (unverified).


Snooth User: winolee
40928559
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/18/2008

Had this tonight with friends. Right at pop and pour, it was a wonderful experience. The nose was fruity with a hint of coffee. The front palette brings flavors of cherries and blueberries. It was one of the better right bank bourdeauxs I've had the pleasure of drinking. FInish was silky and unbelieveably smooth. This is a bottle that you'd enjoy drinking by itself. As for food pairings, I see this pairing also well with the less traditional red wine accompaniments - I'd pop this with grilled chicken, pork, even meatier grilled fishes. RP 90


Snooth User: runningbear
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 05/11/2011

Decent but not spectacular bodeaux. full-bodied, very drinkable


Snooth User: WineborkDotCom
38982702
3.50 5
Vintage: 2003 07/27/2010

A straight-ahead, plump, flavorful Bordeaux that's showing well at age 7 (tasted July 2010). In our recent tasting, this deep purple wine evolved considerably over time. When first opened it was hard to identify as a Bordeaux - it had lots of chocolate and earthy tones and a chunky texture on top of funky Carignan-like fruit. But over time it became much more classic, as cassis and cherry notes took over. The earthiness was still there, however, along with a distinct smoking oak component. Satisfying Bordeaux that, even in current vintages, is reasonably priced.


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External Reviews for Château Pipeau Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2008 08/25/2011

Die intensive Aromatik lässt auf einen überaus gelungenen, typischen Bordeaux schliessen: reife Beerenfrucht, präsente Ausbauaromen, streng-herbe Noten. Die grosse Stärke beim CHTEAU PIPEAU liegt in der Balance zwischen der fruchtigen Struktur und der kräftigen Textur. Das Finale ist anhaltend, gradlinig und konsistent: Das Versprechen in der Nase wird im Abgang gehalten.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/28/2011

Opaque, saturated. Charming aromas of baking spice, mocha, anise and a hint of smoke greet the nose. The forward palate is packed with black fruit framed by supple, sweet tannins, and the fruit carries through as milk chocolate and cassis lead to a s... Jim Collins. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Pipeau 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2006 03/01/2012

Garnet in color. Showing the classic complexity of a St. Emilion in early development, cedar, soy and damp earth interplay with mineral-laden. rich black fruit. Well-balanced, structured, and taut on the palate, integrated, soft tannins round out the... Devon Magee. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Pipeau 750ml


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2006 06/16/2012

Ein mittelkräftiger Bordeaux der Extraklasse mit jugendlichem Rubinrot aus dem bekannten und angesehenen Gebiet St. Emilion. In der Nase sehr fruchtbetont, schöne Kirschennote, reife Steinfrüchte, zarte Vanillearomen und ein Hauch von Rauch. Weicher Antrunk im Gaumen, typische St-Emilion-Raffinesse, elegant mit feiner Struktur, auf eine faszinierende Art aromatisch, würziger Hintergrund und langer, anhaltender Abgang.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 12/05/2011

Shows black licorice, black pepper and berries on the nose. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and ripe, chewy tannins, but in balance. This has very stylish flavors. Should be nice to drink soon. Always excellent value. Best after 2012. 11,665 ... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Pipeau 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2006 11/24/2011

An undeniable sleeper of the vintage, the 2006 Pipeau is a rich, exuberant, flamboyantly fruity St.-Emilion revealing impressive purity, loads of licorice, black cherry, and cassis notes, an enthralli... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Pipeau 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2005 04/28/2010

Beautiful blackberry, cherry and light vanilla aromas follow through to a full body, with coffee, smoke and berry character. Long and stylish. Velvety and balanced. Best after 2013. 15,830 cases made. -JS Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 Pipeau 1500ml


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"This excellent sleeper of the vintage reveals loads of raspberry and black cherry fruit, a medium-bodied texture, attractive flesh, adequate acidity and sweet, well-integrated tannins. Once again Pipeau is an excellent choice for shrewd, value-conscious consumers. Drink it over the next decade..." WA 04/12 "Blueberry and mineral character with hints of flowers follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a juicy, almost salty and citrus aftertaste..89" JS 4/12

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