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Pichon Baron 2010

Pichon Baron

Case Format: 12x75cl

Max score: 99.0

Back in 1987, the insurance company AXA decided to enter the wine business and purchased Château Pichon Baron which was in need of investment. AXA saw the outstanding potential of the property and realised that it was an opportunity too good to miss. The Château was restored, machine-harvesting was ended, and over the years the size of the vineyards has been increased. More importantly, quality has improved swiftly, and now once again truly excellent wines are being produced – even in tougher vintages. Under the direction of Christian Seely, quality has never been higher than it is today, partly thanks to ever more rigorous selection in the vineyard.



Julia Harding MW

Tasted blind. Deep bricky garnet. Rich and cedary on the nose with an attractive touch of rock dust and cassis. Rich, dense but even with all this tannin there’s a flow across the palate. Very Pauillac in its muscular framework but it’s all in balance. Nowhere near ready. (JH)

Panos Kakaviatos

Aromatic purity includes marvellous cigar box aromas, bright and opulent ripe fruit and black tea. A palate of great depth and density, with the most noticeable tannic edge among the wines tasted here. Tannins from 80% new oak – aged 20 months before bottling – are seamlessly integrated. It does not match the elegance of the Comtesse, but the Pauillac power impresses. Tertiary aspects of creosote are hinted on the long finish, but the wine remains rather primary. Try with crispy Peking duck or roast lamb, medium rare, with garlic and gravy. Very long.


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