Château Pichon Baron 2016 Pauillac


"The 2016 Pichon Baron is seamless and racy from start to finish. Sensual and super-expressive, with soft contours, silky tannins and exceptional finesse, Pichon Baron is one of the more accessible wines in its peer group today. Plum, mocha, leather, spice and chocolate all build effortlessly. As outstanding as Pichon Baron is, the 2016 gives the impression it is playing things safe. It would be nice to see a little more daring and risk." Antonio Galloni 96 Points

Current owner AXA Millésimes purchased this estate in 1987, nearly 300 years after its founding in 1694. Under the direction of AXA Millésimes managing director Christian Seely, the company appointed Jean-René Matignon as technical director and promptly began a complete reconstruction of the fermenting room and cellar with the goal of modernizing the estate. Of the 180 acres under vine, grapes from the Butte de Pichon Baron, an 86-acre plot that was in use when the estate was founded, make up most of the final blend.Wine Spectator 96 Points, #8 on the Top 100 list for 2019

"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Pichon-Longueville Baron offers a suave and seductive nose of warm red and black currants, black plum preserves, truffles, tapenade and rose hip tea with touches of sandalwood and Chinese five spice plus a waft of iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, firmly structured and packed with mineral and exotic spice-laced black fruits, it finishes very long with compelling herbal sparks." Robert Parker 97 Points

Collections: 97 Points, France, French - Bordeaux, Wine

Type: WINE

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