Griffons de Pichon Baron

Bordeaux, France   |  Hearty Red   |  Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot   |  2016
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GRIF-PICH-2016
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GRIF-PICH-2016-6-750-DP
6 x 750ml

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Les Griffons de Pichon Baron is one of the second wines of the property. Created since the 2012 vintage, it has a pure and direct character.
The grapes which make up this wine's blend come primarily from gravelly plots of land near to the Gironde estuary, a good environment for Cabernet-sauvignon.
Les Griffons offers a vigorous and fresh tasting experience, full-bodied and clean, overflowing with energy.
It can be laid down in the cellar for over 20 years or enjoyed right away.

"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."93-95pts Neal Martin

"This is a very strong and linear red with blackcurrants, blueberries and minerals. Some mint, too. Full-bodied, tight and polished. Very long." 92-93 pts, James Suckling

"This is closer to the signature of the grand vin than that of the Tourelles de Longueville as it comes from soil with a higher gravel content. It represents 30% of production. Beautiful, rich dark purple in colour from a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon and 48% Merlot, a more classic interpretation of a Médoc second wine than Les Tourelles. This is gorgeous, with a sense of restraint behind the deep, plump fruit. 18 months in 60% new oak reinforces the silky tannins. I like this very much." 91 pts, Jane Anson, Decanter

"Glossy, dark crimson – very dense. Rich and racy and much more subtlety than the Tourelles. Inky finish. Good energy." 17 pts, Jancis Robinson

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  Bottle size750
  Duty Paid / In BondDuty Paid
  Vintage2016
  CountryFrance
  RegionBordeaux
  GrapeCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  Wine TypeRed wines
  Wine StyleHearty Red
  OakStrongly Oaked
  DrinkabilityEarly in drinking window
  SweetnessDry

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