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Château Pichon-Longueville





Grape Blend:

Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot

Château Pichon Longueville Baron, 2ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2014

Tasting Note:

Christian Seely’s Pichon Baron has been on fine form. The addition of another second label 'Les Griffons' means there is even greater selection. All the fruit for the Grand Vin now hails from the original vineyards closest to Chateau Latour. 45% of the crop will be used in the 2014 Pichon Longueville; it is typically rich and thick, with a velvety structure, packed with seductive fruit. So far so good you'd think. Well, not quite. Our expectations are very high at this estate and while this is a very worthy wine, it doesn't have the same pizzazz as the other Pichon. The flavours are just a little bit blurred and lazy in comparison. Yes, it's all very svelte, with layers of griotte cherry, black forest gateau, Valrhona chocolate, espresso and the velour texture we've come to expect from this sumptuous second growth, it just lacks a certain energy and elegance. While Lalande has this wonderful nervy tension, this comes across as a bit cumbersome.

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