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Pichon Baron 2011

Pichon Baron

Case Format: 12x75cl

Max score: 18.0

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

Dark and a touch subdued. But scented on the palate. Lithe, very firm but well balanced and chocolatey textured. Finesse and length. (JH)

Neal Martin

A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Merlot picked from 12th September until 28th or something (according to a vague Mr. Seely.) It sports a ripe, more extrovert nose than some of its neighbours, with lush blackberry, boysenberry, a touch of cherry liqueur and underneath, typical Pauillac traits of graphite and tobacco. Leaving the glass for five minutes it unwinds nicely and shows great purity. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins on the entry, good grip and weight, a 2011 with real substance and chutzpah. The more I leave this in my glass, the more I like it. Very harmonious with layers of ripe blackberry and a touch of white pepper, the finish forgetting it is 2011 and not 2009. This is an outstanding Pichon Baron for the vintage. Tasted three times with consistent notes. Tasted April 2012.


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