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2022 Ch Pichon Baron 2ème Cru Pauillac - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Pichon-Longueville Baron
  • Region Pauillac
  • Drinking 2027 - 2042
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur

2022 - Ch Pichon Baron 2ème Cru Pauillac - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Pichon-Longueville Baron
  • Region Pauillac
  • Drinking 2027 - 2042
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur
Case price: £810.00 In Bond
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  • Neal Martin, April 2023, Score: 96-98

    The 2022 Pichon Baron was picked 8 September to 3 October and matured in 70% new oak. It has wonderful precision on the nose, with intense blackberry and bilberry fruit, crushed stone and graphite. The oak is seamlessly integrated. The palate is tensile right from the start. Taut and linear, fresh, quite saline with a nuanced touch of black pepper toward the finish. Real pedigree and sophistication here, this is a magnificent Pichon-Baron that achieves a new level of precision thanks to the more piecemeal Sauternes-inspired harvest in tandem with their new winery. Drink 2030-2070

  • Wine Advocate, April 2023, Score: 95-97

    An unusually gourmand, sensual wine from this estate, the 2022 Pichon-Longueville Baron bursts with aromas of crème de cassis, sweet dark berries, licorice, lilac and pencil shavings. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and velvety, with excellent concentration and a rather rich, supple profile. A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot, it's the result of sub-block by sub-block picking and cooler than usual fermentation temperatures.

  • Decanter, April 2023, Score: 97

    Beautiful fragrance, lots of fresh and ripe black and red bramble fruit - so alive and expressive on the nose with liquorice, wet stones and cedar spicing. Smooth, ample and full in the mouth, but not overly textured or plush, there’s a real refinement to the tannic structure, clearly giving the frame to the wine but detailed and precise with edges of liquorice, slate, dark chocolate, cedar and tobacco. It balances richness, intensity and concentration with sleekness, bright acidity and a real charm to the juicy fruit. Rich and tense, just giving a hint of it’s potential, clearly powerful but totally seductive too. Ageing 18 months in French oak, 70% new, 600% one wine.

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2023, Score: 96-98

    The 2022 Pichon Baron is marvelous. It continues a series of vintages that have been absolutely compelling. Bright red-toned fruit, spice, rose petal and blood orange lend considerable brightness throughout. More than anything else, the 2022 impresses with its precision and magnificent balance. Drink 2032-2052.

  • Goedhuis, May 2023, Score: 95-97

    Ink black in appearance and glossy to boot, the 2022 is a more voluptuous Pichon Baron, with concentration and excellent intensity of flavours. A soft touch of ripe blackcurrant and cherry, with sawdust and sandalwood from the new French oak rise from the glass. That opulence is the defining factor on the palate, with a wonderfully suave mouthfeel backed by firmly crisp acidity, and fine tannins that sit beneath. There is a delicious generosity of fruit and the length is quite something: lingering sweet cherry that lasts for minutes.

  • James Suckling, April 2023, Score: 96-97

    A very structured and racy PB with blackcurrant, stone and black cherry aromas and flavors. Medium to full body with racy and fine tannins that are precise and focused. Elegance with structure. 81% cabernet sauvignon and 19% merlot.

  • Jane Anson, April 2023, Score: 94

    You are firmly wading through intense, sculpted Pauillac tannins here, gripping from the first moments with their structure and intent. Blocks of intense chocolate, slate, liquorice and black chocolate, this feels vertical and concentrated, could let more light in at this stage but that should come over ageing. Petit Verdot vinified in amphora, and they did a cold soak for every plot this year for the first time. 70% new barrels and 30% from barrels of one vintage

  • Jeb Dunnuck, April 2023, Score: 96-98

    I loved the Grand Vin 2022 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron, which is based on 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot that will spend 18 months in 70% new oak. It's not the most showy or exuberant 2022, yet it shines for its incredible class and purity, as well as balance. It has a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated profile (no surprise) with its focused, precise, inward style that still brings gorgeous depth and richness. Cassis, graphite, espresso roast, crushed stone and spring flowers are just some of its nuances, and where many 2022s are broad and mouth-filling, this stays tight, compact, and focused, with a wonderful mix of elegance, concentration, and richness. The 2022 is pulled from 48% of the total production, and it's going to warrant 7-8 years of bottle age and have 50+ years of overall longevity.

  • Matthew Jukes, April 2023, Score: 19+

    Château Pichon Baron (2ème Cru Pauillac) 81 Cabernet Sauvignon, 19 Merlot 70% new oak and 30% one-year-old for 18 months 14.32% alc 3.63 pH 74 IPT This wine represents 48% of the production of the estate It is strange how two words can convey so much information on the style and character of a wine. Directeur Général Christian Seely is an understated gent, and his two-word description of this wine is that it is ‘Very Pichon’. ’22 Baron is inky black, impossibly plush, regally velvety and ever so noble on the nose and then it becomes incredibly strict, controlled and regimented on the palate, layering bright, delicate florals with profound old vine nuances, edgy green hints and brittle fractals of tannin. The flavour of this wine is akin to a beautiful mosaic – imposing, intricately detailed and far greater than the sum of the parts. This is a classic Pichon Baron with kaleidoscopic flavours flanked by rigid boundaries of tannin. While it is not as immediately appealing as the fruit-bomb, cuddly wines that flatter to deceive, this is an erudite Pauillac with astonishing potential. Oh, and Christian is correct - it is very Pichon!

Producer

Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Along with Pichon Lalande, this estate was only one of two Pauillacs to be classified as a secondgrowth in 1855. They have rivalled each other ever since. However, Pichon Baron has remained inthe shadow of its more illustrious neighbour often enabling it to provide good value for money.

Region

Pauillac

Due south of St Estèphe lies the appellation of Pauillac, the king of Left Bank communes. It is home to three first growths as well as a plethora of other classified growths. Pauillac's renowned well-draining, gravelly soils enable its dominant grape Cabernet Sauvignon to reach fantastic heights of complexity and concentration. As a result, Pauilac's wines tend to be full-bodied with compact tannins and good freshness. Its aromatics are often what one associates with classic Bordeaux: pencil shavings, black currant and occasional mint. Some of the most famous châteaux of the commune are Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande and Lynch Bages.