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    1 299
  • Producer ranking ?

    23
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

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The 2016 Les Griffons de Pichon Baron is quite powerful and dense. Aging, and specifically, the barrel regime of 18 months in oak (60% new) has left the 2016 with a heavy toast/torrefaction quality that at present overpowers the dark fruit and Cabernet aromatics the wine showed from barrel. Frankly, I liked the 2016 more en primeur. Drink 2019 - 2028.

Score: 91 Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, January 2019

The 2016 Les Griffons de Pichon Baron is a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon and 48% Merlot matured in 60% new oak. The harvest was between 26 September and 18 October, and it represents 30% of the total yield. It has a very pure and detailed bouquet with blackberry, briary, cold stone and graphite aromas. This seems to meliorate in glass. The palate is very well balanced with fine tannin, a Griffons that is nimble and agile, the finish very precise with an almost clinical graphite-tinged finish. This is superb.

Score: 93/95 Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, April 2017

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Deep colour. Intense dark plum, mulberries, juicy fruit aromas. Superbly rich and concentrated wine with dense cassis, juicy fruit flavours, plentiful fine grained tannins and mocha vanilla oak notes. A crunchy dry finish with persistent sweet fruit. All in balance. Touch al dente. Tasted at Ch Pichon Longueville Baron. 93 points

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Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Well defined wine. Very concentrated but closed nose, displaying a hint of fruit and minerality. On the palate well structured with sweet fruit and firm tannins. Good length. 91

  • 91p

Ruby. Cassis, blueberries, vanilla, ripe, rich, fruity, scented, detailed, minerals nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe, dark berries, anise, beautiful texture and balance, long. 92-94

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Pauillac, Bordeaux

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