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Les Griffons de Pichon Baron 2014

$660 A case of 6 Magnums (1.5L) | $110 / Unit
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    A sophisticated and precise Pauillac wine

    The second wine of Chateau Pichon Baron, Les Griffons de Pichon Baron, offers a pure and exemplary character that reflects the entire vineyard. There is a greater amount of Merlot blended into the wine that gives it its softness. More precisely, the blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot. The wine was aged for 18 months, with 60% done in new oak barrels.

    At tasting, the wine reveals a beautifully intense dark red color. The nose exudes freshness and complexity with fruitiness from blackberry and cassis fragrances. There are also delicately subtle oaky aromas with a touch of caramel. On the palate, Les Griffons de Pichon Baron 2014 is a fleshy, full-bodied wine with uniformity. There are tightly structured, powerful tannins. The finish gives a sophisticated and precise wine.

    Parker : 91 / 100
    J. Suckling : 92 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    The 2014 Les Griffons de Pichon Baron felt very muted on the nose despite coaxing from the glass. Eventually, it reluctantly reveals scents of blackberry and raspberry pastilles, a touch of warm gravel/bricks underneath, though I would like more vigor. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, an elegant Pauillac for certain with silky smooth tannin and very well-judged acidity. Perhaps the growing season deprived it of the substance, yet this feminine wine should drink well for a decade or more.
    BordeauxPauillac
    Alcohol
    13.5

    Grape varieties
    Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

    Dessert wine
    No

    J. Robinson
    17

    J. Suckling
    92

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    90

    Wine Spectator
    89

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Medoc

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Pauillac

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Chateau Pichon Baron

    Parker
    91

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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