The Purity and Power of a Sublime Pauillac
A majestic property on the Left Bank of the Bordeaux region, the 2nd Classified Growth of the Pauillac appellation Chateau Pichon Baron forms part of the small circle of big Grands Crus in this appellation.
Product of an atypical vintage full of challenges, Chateau Pichon Baron triumphed in 2017, elevating it to the most beautiful Pauillac wines of this vintage. In a blend dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon (79%) and complemented by Merlot (21%), Chateau Pichon Baron 2017 is a very successful and dazzling Pauillac indeed.
Elegant and expressive, the bouquet seduces with fresh black fruit notes, which evolving after swirling the glass into spices, smoky notes of tobacco and the scent of dried flowers. Fantastically precise and straightforward, the palate offers delicate, silky tannins, which are also remarkably dense. The finish is fresh and long with touches of a rare minerality.
A magnificent, sensual and powerful Pauillac that will live on for decades and develop even greater panache over its time spent in bottle.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The grand vin represents 50% of production this year. A blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot, the 2017 Pichon-Longueville Baron is deep garnet-purple in color and simply sings of vibrant blackcurrants, black cherries and rose hip notes with nuances of potpourri, incense, licorice and pencil shavings plus touches of cigar box and fertile loam. Medium-bodied, super intense and possessing stunning poise, it has very firm, fine-grained tannins and a beautifully silken texture, with bags of freshness and a very long, perfumed finish.