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Les Griffons de Pichon Baron 2014

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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

    Classification
    2nd wine of Ch. Pichon Baron

    Parker
    91

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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