Chateau Pichon Baron Pauillac Deuxieme Cru – 2014

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  •  France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Pauillac

Wine Information

Region

France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Pauillac

Producer

Chateau Pichon Baron

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Red Blend

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Vineyard

Chateau Pichon Baron

Producer

Chateau Pichon Baron

Appellation

Pauillac

Designation

AOP

Classification

Deuxieme Cru

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Vinous
Tasted: 30/01/2019
Drink: 2022-2050
Author: Neal Martin


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2022-2050


The 2014 Pichon-Longueville Baron was broody at first, as if a big "No Entry" sign had been placed in front of the aromatics. But peeking underneath are some wonderful blackberry, cedar and graphite aromas that just sing of Pauillac and exude typicity. The palate is medium-bodied with very impressive depth and concentration on the entry, a superb line of acidity and...

...outstanding precision on the finish. This is clearly fulfilling its potential that it showed from barrel. The only drawback is that it might be unfairly overshadowed by the 2015 Pichon Baron! This will be one of those over-performing Pauillacs, perhaps like the 1990 Pichon Baron, that will delight for years to come.


Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2015
Drink: 2020-2045


The Château Pichon Baron 2014 is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot, almost the same as 2010. It was picked between late September and 16 October. It has a tightly wound bouquet at the moment, very "contained" and not as flamboyant as say, the 2009 or the 2010 at this early juncture. But there is remarkable precision here - an aristocratic nose with fleeting...

...glimpses of cedar and pencil lead. The palate is medium-bodied. The acidity is quite noticeable although the pH is 3.8, higher than you would have expected. There is certainly a lot of body and structure (IPT came in at 91) with a precise, almost stoic, graphite finish. If the disappearance of Château Latour from en primeur is getting you down then this will fill that gap nicely.



JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 17/11/2017
Drink: 2021-2034


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Area under vines: 73 hectares
Soils: gravel
Average age of the vines: 30 years

Production: 170,000 bottles a year
Planting density: 9000 vines/ha
Aging: in 80% new oak barrels
Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 62%
  • Merlot 33%
  • Cabernet Franc 3%
  • Petit Verdot 2%

Second wine: Les Tourelles de Longueville, Les Griffons de Pichon Baron
  • Average Annual Production: 140 000 Bottles
  • Ageing: 15 months in 50% new oak barrels

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    Chateau Pichon Baron

    Address

    Chateau Pichon Baron, Pauillac, Gironde, France

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