Griffons de Pichon Baron

Les Griffons de Pichon Baron 2016

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2nd wine of the famous Pichon Baron (2nd Growth). One of our favourite 2nd wines too. 2016 was a great vintage for the Left Bank especially in Pauillac and St. Julien appellation so we stocked up alot. Ha!

We have been buying this wine since 2014 vintage. We observed that the quality has improved over years since its launched in 2012. 

2016 vintage is superb. Medium + bodied with black fruit definition and fine grained tannins. You can appreciate its quality now by either opening earlier to breathe or decant it and drink. Approx. 60% new oak, 52% Cabernet Sauvignon and 48% Merlot blend. Drink now till 2030. Makes an excellent house warming or wine gift given its posh label! :)

Highly raved by wine critics too!

Ratings:

92-93 JS

91 Decanter

17/20 Jancis Robinson MW


Food Pairing: Will be fine with any seasoned meat be it western or Asian cuisine. 

Region: Pauillac, Bordeaux

Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon blend

Alcohol: 13.5% Abv

For those who are new to Griffons:

Les Griffons de Pichon Baron is the result of the fine-tuned selection practices that have been implemented on the estate for the past 20 years. Particularly during harvest, this takes place to preserve only the best quality grapes from Pichon Baron’s famous deep gravel terroir, which is planted with vines of an average age of 30 to 35 years.

Certain batches from specific plots are used to create the Grand Vin while others - of very similar composition - are selected for Les Griffons. Both these wines are vinified with the same care and attention to detail, and are matured side by side, up to 60% in new barrels, for 18 months.

Les Griffons de Pichon Baron is a wine of great depth and precision with a superb pure expression of fruit. Close to the classic Pichon Baron Grand Vin in spirit, it is delicate and elegant in style while retaining the intrinsic characteristics of the terroir.