In this fantastic vintage, the Château Panchille Bordeaux Supérieur has a saturated, dark plum red color, with flashes of brighter beet-red at the edge. Aromas of wild blackberries and red raspberry jam emerge on the nose, lightly seasoned with nutmeg, Dutch cocoa, and a faint suggestion of cedar and roasted chestnuts. On the palate, the wine is sleek and generous, with the texture of a much more expensive wine, and a cornucopia of black and red fruit flavors that echo the nose, adding tree mushrooms, fennel seed, and fresh white tobacco, all framed in sweet velvety tannins, and carried though an endless finish by lively fresh acidity. Drink now-2029.
About this wine producer: Since taking over his family’s five hectares of vineyards in 1981, Pascal Sirat has worked tirelessly to reclaim what was originally a twenty-hectare estate, the majority of which was lost after a series of unfortunate family circumstances during the years before he took over. By 1994, Pascal was finally able to estate-bottle his entire production, rather than sell some of his grapes to the local co-op - a choice made possible only by the distinction of his handcrafted wines. Even with the moderate success of his reestablishment of Château Panchille, all of his resources are invested into improvements of the vineyards and winery.