Chateau Pipeau 2008
Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
From one vintage to the next, one of the strengths of Chateau Pipeau is to offer consistent style and personality. It is a wine with expressive fruit, an opulent nose of red berries, roundness on the palate, with good length and a harmonious and elegant finish. Chateau Pipeau is very delightfull when young but it also has all the qualities for laying-down of a really great Saint-Emilion!
Wine Spectator - "Offers lots of dark coffee, bittersweet cocoa and roasted fig aromas and flavors laid over muscular tannins. The smoky, broad finish rumbles along."
The Wine Advocate - "This sexy, seductive 2008 offers abundant notes of Asian plum sauce, blueberries and black currants, a seductive, plush texture, impressive purity and a long, elegant finish. Dark ruby/purple and medium to full-bodied, this wine should be drunk now and over the next 8-10 years."
Château Pipeau Winery
In the beginning was the Castle Pipeau. His vines now have nearly half a century of middle age and are derived from the work of three generations of the family Mestreguilhem. Rooted three kilometres from Saint-Emilion, the property was the subject of much attention. And the lines slopes as vines climbing to close ranks gave substance to a Grand Cru Saint-Emilion.
Over time, the family passion has expanded, upgraded the vineyard while developing the reputation of the castle. The application of its winemakers a fact that they are the fruit exceptional grapes that are harvested. And winemaking combines juvénilité technical advances in art acquired and transmitted to force vintages. Thus was born the character of Castle Pipeau. Thus continues its reputation.
A family art, always independent and sincere. View all Château Pipeau Wines
About St-EmilionView a map of St-Emilion wineries (saint eh-meel-YOHN)
A region named after the charming, quaint historical town in Bordeaux, St-Émilion is situated on the right bank of Bordeaux. It's grapes of choice are Merlot and Cabernet Franc (called Bouchet on the right bank). The region has its own classification system, updated and revised every few years. Two of the hottest chateaux of the area (and the only Premier Grand Cru Classé A) are Chateau Ausone and Chateau Cheval Blanc.
St.-Émilion produces the most wine on the right bank of Bordeaux. As most of its wine is based primarily on Merlot, St-Emilion wines are described as having finesse and elegance. The best wine of the region can last upward of 10-20 years, like a good left-banker, but many find that the wines here matuer earlier than those based on Cabernet Sauvignon. The soils in the area differ greatly, from gravel to limestone to clay and sand. As a result, the wines of this region are diverse. Quality wines display silky tannins and ripe, soft fruit – the higher quality wine showing full-bodied texture and layers of complexity.
About France - Other regionsWhen it comes to wine, France is a classic. Classic blends, grapes and styles began in the country and they still remain. Think about it - people ask for a Burgundian style Pinot Noir, they refer to wines as Bordeaux or Rhone blends - Champagne even had to pass a law to stop international wineries from putting their region on the label of all sparkling wine.
The top regions of France are: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire, Rhone. And these regions are so diverse! It makes sense that wine regions throughout the world try to emulate their style. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are no longer French varieties, but international varieties. They may not be the leader of cutting edge technology or value-priced wines, but there is no doubt that they are still producing wines of great quality and diversity.
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3 ratings, 3 with reviewsflosseye - Harrisburg, PA43/28/2014First glass so so. Second glass an hour later...FANTASTIC. Good nose, good mouth feel, good finish. I will buy again...and decant!46/2/2012My collection is from 2002 thru 2008. I fell in love this wine when I visited St. Emillion. It typically is rated 90& better, The price not outragious. Everything is there aroma, essence, esters, taste before , during and esp., after which for me is important.walktard - Tahoe City, CA39/20/2012Fruit was a little buried by the tannins and acid initially, but made an appearance after about 2 hours of decanting.