Peter Maude Fine Wines

2023, Château Pichon Baron, PAUILLAC, 2ème Grand Cru Classé

$216 ex. GST
$248.40 inc. GST
Estimated full landed price – $268.87

Last Year EP $298.00-

This great 73 hectare vineyard has been producing top class Pauillac since the late 1980's when Jean-Michel Cazes of Lynch Bages took control and re-vitalised the property. In recent years, under the ownership of AXA insurance, Englishman Christian Seely has been in charge and quality continues to rise. The grand vin is now made only from fruit produced in the original vineyard, which is opposite Latour and next to Léoville Lascases.
The 2023 vintage blend is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot.

The 2023 Pichon Baron is stellar. It is another wine in this lineup that impresses with its finesse and nobility. Dark and enveloping, with terrific freshness, this Grand Vin is so expressive. The 2023 is an understated, wonderfully refined Pichon Baron. Dark fruit, violet and mocha build into the resonant finish. 2033-2063
95-97 Antonio Galloni, Vinous.

The 2023 Pichon-Longueville Baron is a terrific effort from this estate, unwinding in the glass with aromas of crème de cassis, dark berries, pencil shavings, cigar wrapper, violets and burning embers. Medium to full-bodied, layered and textural, it's deep and concentrated, with sweet structuring tannins and a long, resonant finish. The charm and vibrancy of the vintage lends this considerable appeal, without effacing Pichon Baron's more serious, Cabernet-driven personality.
95-97 William Kelley, Wine Advocate.

The freshness and brightness of the blackcurrant and orange-peel fruit give a real al-dente feel. Some stone and spice underneath. Medium-bodied with very fine tannins and a refined finish. A PB with tight, linear tannins.
96-97 James Suckling

The 2023 Pichon Baron is deep garnet-purple in colour. After a swirl or two, the nose erupts with classic scents of cassis, juicy plums, and redcurrant jelly followed by fragrant nuances of lilacs, camphor, and crushed rock plus a waft of wild thyme. The medium-bodied palate is tightly knit, with impressive tension and fine-grained tannins framing the black berry flavours accented by fragrant herbs and floral notes, finishing long and mineral-laced.
95-97 Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW.

The 2023 Pichon Baron seems to gain intensity with each swirl of the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-boned tannins that frame the graphite-infused black fruit. It's very focused, fresh and quite sapid in the mouth, with a subtle strictness that codifies this as Pichon Baron. The 2023 is a quintessential Pauillac that will age gracefully over the next 30 or 40 years. Classic "P.B."
94-96 Neal Martin

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