James Suckling 92-93
A big, rich Pibran with plenty of blackberry, tar and some lead pencil. It’s full and layered. Extremely well done. 55% merlot and 45% cabernet sauvignon.
The 2020 Pibran has an attractive, quite earthy, almost peaty nose with lifted blackberry and briar scents. The palate is medium-bodied with a little chewiness on the entry, and quite fleshy on the midpalate. Hints of sour cherry and sea salt line the finish. Tasted from both test tube sample and 75cl bottle, the latter showing a little more delineation and spiciness on the finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2034