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Les Griffons de Pichon Baron 2015

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Château Pichon Longueville Baron, a leading Pauillac 2éme Cru Classé estate, is one of Bordeaux's most illustrious "super seconds". In 1987 it was bought by the AXA Millésimes Group, who also own Cantenac-Brown, Petit-Village, Suduiraut.

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Château Pichon Longueville Baron, a leading Pauillac 2éme Cru Classé estate, is one of Bordeaux's most illustrious "super seconds". In 1987 it was bought by the AXA Millésimes Group, who also own Cantenac-Brown, Petit-Village, Suduiraut.

AXA built a state-of-the-art cuverie and chai at Pichon Longueville Baron, while, in 2000, Christian Seely took over from Jean-Michel Cazes as as general manager. Pichon Longueville Baron's 73-hectare vineyard (70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Franc) runs adjacent to that of Château Latour and lies on deep gravel beds.

The Cabernet-dominated Pichon Longueville Baron is a more muscular, tannic and full-bodied wine than that of its neighbour across the road, Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. The grand vin is Chateau Longueville au Baron de Pichon Longueville. The second wine is Les Tourelles de Longueville, introduced with the 1986 vintage. The best examples of Pichon Longueville Baron have layer upon layer of unctuous, vanilla-scented blackcurrant and cassis fruit, intermingled with cigar box and lead pencil shaving aromas. They require cellaring for at least 10 years.

Antonio Galloni
Antonio Galloni
90/93 The 2015 Les Griffons de Pichon Baron wraps around the palate with striking persistence and creaminess. Dark cherry, plum, mocha, spice, new leather, and liquorice are all pushed forward. Succulent, open-knit, and inviting, the Griffons captures the essence of the year in spades. Despite its forward personality, there is plenty of tannin and structure lurking beneath. This is a strong showing from the Griffons, the second wine of Pichon Baron.
Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
17 Deep, thick crimson. Fresher than Les Tourelles. Racy and lively and a bit inky and polished. Lots of structure. 2025 – 2035.
Decanter
Decanter
90 Lots of depth of good, spicy black fruits. Vigorous yet smooth, with the tannins already blending in. An impressive second wine.
Name Les Griffons de Pichon Baron
Vintage 2015
Type Rouge / Red
Appellation Pauillac
Classification 2nd Wine
Grape Varieties Cabernet Sauvignon; Merlot; Cabernet Franc
Format 750ml
Average Age of Vines 25 years on average
Production 240,000 bottles
Soil Deep gravel and clay
Winemaking 15-17 days' fermentation and maceration in stainless-steel tanks
Ageing 12 months in oak barrels (50% new oak)
Website http://www.chateaupichonlongueville.com/
Food Pairings Lamb; Game Animals; Beef
Occasions Dinner Party; Dinner with friends
When to Drink Enjoy over the next 10 Years