Les Griffons de Pichon Baron 2018
• Domaine: Château Pichon Longueville Baron
• Appellation: Pauillac
• Classification: Second Growth, 2ème Grand Cru Classé in 1855, Second Wine
• Origin: Left Bank, Bordeaux, France
• Importer: Laguna Cellar
"The 2018 Les Griffons de Pichon Baron is a powerful, dense wine bursting at the seams with Cabernet Sauvignon savoriness and structure. Crème de cassis, plum, licorice, lavender and grilled herbs are beautifully delineated in a brisk, vibrant Pauillac loaded with class. I very much like the sense of energy in the 2018. This is a very serious Pauillac. The blend is 52% Cabernet Sauvignon and 48% Merlot. New oak is 60%." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Arpil 2019), Ratings: 91-94
"The 2018 Les Griffons de Pichon Baron is a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon and 48% Merlot, to be aged 12 months in barriques, 30% new and 70% one year old. Production represents 20% of the harvest this year. Very deep purple-black in color, it comes bounding out of the glass with frisky cassis, chocolate-covered cherries and boysenberries scents followed up by notions of dried Provence herbs, moss-covered bark, charcuterie and tapenade. Full, rich and opulent in the mouth, it has bold black fruit and savory expressions, with firm, grainy tannins and a long, meaty finish." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (4/23/2019, Bordeaux 2018 Issue), Ratings: 90-92
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