Les Griffons de Pichon Baron, Pauillac
Château Pichon-Longueville

Les Griffons de Pichon Baron, Pauillac


Destination

vintage


En primeur

En Primeur
The following wines are either En Primeur or Ex-Chateau and currently abroad awaiting shipment to the UK. These wines are subject to final confirmation from the Justerini & Brooks team.


2022

6x75cl

EP

£192.00


2023

6x75cl

EP

To be confirmed



Les Griffons de Pichon Baron, Pauillac, 2022

2022

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Les Griffons de Pichon Baron, Pauillac, 2022

From plots nearer the river with more gravel (than the Tourelles). More intense, darker and more mineral. Tightly wound with red fruits and more polished tannins. Quite sleek and glossy, impressive with high acidity level interwoven with lots of glycerol and cherry pit fruits.

ABV:
13%
87-89/100
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent

A blend of 50% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 4% Petit Verdot, the 2022 Les Griffons de Pichon Baron is deep garnet-purple in color. It is a little closed to start, with subtle notions of juicy black and red plums, warm cassis, and forest floor plus a touch of clove oil. The medium-bodied palate has a lively line lifting the earth-laced black fruit layers, finishing with a touch of chewiness.
Date Reviewed:
05/2023
93-95/100
Neal Martin, Vinous

The 2022 Les Griffons de Pichon Baron represents 22% of the production and is matured in 40% new oak. It has a very focused bouquet, a mixture of red and black fruit, crushed violet and a light marine influence. The palate is medium-bodied with sculpted tannins, very tensile, intense yet weightless toward the long graphite-infused finish. This is just superb.
Date Reviewed:
05/2023

specifications

country:
France

region:
Bordeaux

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Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.


Château Pichon-Longueville

Château Pichon-Longueville

The two Pichon Chateaux stand guard at the entrance to Pauillac from St Julien. These two formidable structures on opposite sides of the D2 are two of the most iconic building of the Medoc and two of the most iconic wines. AXA Millésimes, the current owner has overseen the resurgence of this venerable estate. After some lacklustre wines in the 70s and 80s, AXA bought the property in 1987 and enlisted the help of Jean-Michel Cazes have rebuilt the Chateau’s reputation. Jean-Michel stepped down in 2000 and Englishman, Christian Seely has taken the reigns and continues to push the quality level still higher.

Pichon Longueville’s grand vin is a flamboyant and powerful expression of this noble Pauillac terroir. Their wines often exceed expectation at Southwold and are amongst the top performing “super seconds”. There are two “second wines”, Tourelles and Griffons de Longueville. The Tourelles is predominantly Merlot from the Sainte Anne vineyard and offers a juicy, approachable style of Pauillac that is delightful after just a year or two in bottle, but will also reward those with patience.

Of the 73 hectares of vines, 65% are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% with Merlot. Jean-Rene Matrigon chooses to vinify plot by plot using small fermentation vats and wines are typically aged in 80% new oak barrels. Stylistically, Baron appears to be less classical and more opulent than neighbour Pichon Lalande, however, in bottle the wines adopt a more orthodox Pauillac character. In recent years, Baron has excelled at Southwold tastings and from barrel tastings, with critics and merchants alike heaping praise on the wines – this is an estate at the very top of their game.

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