Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Château Pipeau 2010 (France) Add to ...

  • Rating 91
  • Year 2010
  • Region Bordeaux
  • Varietal Red blend
  • Price $35.95

At more than the price of an extra-large pizza, this is beyond the regular snack bracket of most wine drinkers, but it’s a standout value at this price. A grand cru from Saint-Émilion, it’s 90-per-cent merlot, with splashes of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc, pressed from 40-year-old vines. Smooth and elegant, it suggests flavours of plum, black olive, cracked pepper and mineral, with dusty tannins that should keep it in the game for a dozen years. The comparably good 2009 sells for $49.99 in B.C.

Follow on Twitter: @Beppi_Crosariol

In the know

Most popular video »

Highlights

More from The Globe and Mail

Most Popular Stories