Pichon – Les Griffons De Pichon Baron

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Les Griffons de Pichon Baron

The 2022 Les Griffons de Pichon Baron is the second wine from Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron and showcases their exceptional artistry and craftsmanship in producing exceptional Bordeaux blends. A blend of 50% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot creates this wine’s exquisite aromas, refined structure, layers of flavor and elegant appearance – an experience to savor now or cellar until later on!

This wine boasts the potency and density of Cabernet Sauvignon to deliver rich and complex layers, while still maintaining a sense of harmony and balance. Notes such as creme de cassis, earth, grilled herbs and its signature bite on the finish make for a stunning bottle of pichon-longueville.

This wine has been aged in 40% new oak barrels for two years, achieving an intense bouquet that combines red and black fruit, crushed violet, and light marine influences. On the palate, this medium-bodied wine exhibits intense yet weightless tannins before concluding on an unforgettable graphite-infused finish.

This wine demonstrates both power and elegance from this renowned vineyard on Bordeaux’s Left Bank. Grapes grow on gravelly plots near Gironde estuary – an ideal environment for cultivating Cabernet Sauvignon. In 1855, this estate was classified as 2nd Grand Cru Classe.

Pierre Desmezures de Rauzan, a distinguished Parisian merchant and the steward of Latour and Margaux estates respectively, purchased parcels in this area during the late 17th Century to form Enclos Rauzan. These vines became part of his daughter Therese’s dowry when she married Baron Jacques Pichon de Longueville in 1694, remaining within his family for generations after then.

In the 18th and 19th Centuries, Pichon-Longueville Estate’s esteemed terroir was used to craft wines renowned for their purity and finesse. Today, the winemaking team at the estate continues its pursuit of these goals using modern winemaking techniques combined with traditional practices. Wines aged for 18 months in oak barrels produce rich full-bodied wines with deep colors and refined tastes. Pichon-Longueville wines are an exquisite example of French history and winemaking excellence; thanks to renowned winemakers at the chateau and extraordinary soil qualities beneath the vineyards. As a result, these exquisite bottles have become some of the most coveted in all of France; any wine enthusiast must experience Pichon-Longueville at least once!

Les Tourelles de Longueville

Pichon Longueville Baron (a classified Second Growth), known for their wine produced exclusively from land planted with Merlot grapevines, welcomes you into its world with this second wine from their estate that bears their namesake vineyard’s name: Torrets of Longueville Baron. Produced as part of their signature red blend series. This wine offers its own distinct personality.

This year’s Les Tourelles de Longueville is an impressive blend of 66% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and the remaining amount comprised of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot; aged for 12 months in both new (30%) and one year-old (30%) barrels. Boasting deep garnet-purple hues with characterful undertones from generous Merlot base while Cabernet and Petit Verdot add aromatic depth. Achieve full potential, this well-rounded Pauillac requires time in the cellar before fully realising its full potential.

Its bouquet recalls Margaux with its hint of violet petals, while its palate features fine, saturated tannin and impressive depth on its tensile finish. Finally, aromatic savoriness and long lasting finish complete an exceptional Les Tourelles de Longueville that will impress any wine enthusiast.

The 2017 Pichon-Longueville Baron Les Tourelles de Longueville displays exquisite aromatic complexity, boasting aromas of blackcurrant, vanilla bean and peppercorn with notes of wood. Its luxurious, lush structure will be an enjoyable treat when shared among friends.

Like its peers from this appellation, the 2017 Les Tourelles de Longueville is complex yet exquisite with a beautiful structure. A great Pauillac that will delight both short-term enjoyment as well as 15 year aging potential.

Pichon-Longueville Baron’s Grand Vin is an assertively muscular, tannic and full-bodied wine than its neighbor across the road, Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. The best examples have layers upon layers of unctuous vanilla-scented blackcurrant fruit interwoven with tobacco leaf aromas as well as lead pencil shaving aromas; their full potential must be revealed over several decades of aging.

This powerful, dense and rich wine from Medoc Estate provides an incredible concentration of unctuous blackcurrant, cassis and chocolate notes. While its tannic structure will take time to soften over time, this Grand Cru Classe wine stands out as an exceptional example.

Chateau Pichon Baron

Chateau Pichon Baron, situated along Bordeaux’s wine route (La Route des Chateaux) in Pauillac commune and built as a Second Classified Growth in 1855, never fails to leave an impression with its stunning architecture and lush vineyards, perfect for cultivating Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

Pichon Baron’s technical team uses carefully chosen grapes from this special terroir to craft exquisite Bordeaux wines with finesse, complexity, personality and enduring charm. Christian Seely has led this technical team since 2001 with passion and devotion – with every effort directed toward reflecting its extraordinary location.

To achieve this goal, he has placed more of an emphasis on producing Les Griffons de Pichon Baron than on producing Grand Vin. Additionally, more grapes have been selected using state-of-the-art optical sorting technology in both vineyard and cellar so as to offer wines with greater balance and purity.

Pichon Baron wines have seen their quality increase steadily in recent years; many vintages from its vintages rank among the very best of Medoc winery over the last 10-15 years.

As for style, these wines tend to be full-bodied and tannic, featuring notes of cassis, cedar wood, wet earth and spices – and in good vintages can even age for decades!

Pichon-Longueville Baron is composed of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot aged for 18 months in barrels – of which 80% were new – before bottling on October 14, 2017 with an end gravity of 0.97g/l.

Deep garnet-purple in color, this wine boasts vibrant aromas of stewed black plum, creme de cassis and Black Forest cake complemented with subtle cigar wrapper, tilled soil and pencil shaving notes. On the full-bodied palate are vibrant red fruit preserves and exotic spice layers with luxurious fine tannins providing a long and aromatic finish – truly worthy of its prestigious appellation.

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