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Griffons de Pichon Baron 2015

RegionBordeaux
SubregionPauillac
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2015Griffons de Pichon BaronDM-1165.00bt93 NM15593.0093.00Griffons de Pichon Baron3
Bordeaux2015Griffons de Pichon BaronIM-2300.00bt93 NM25093.0093.00Griffons de Pichon Baron6
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Tasting Notes

The 2015 Les Griffons de Pichon Baron has certainly developed on the nose since I tasted it from barrel: exuberant blackberry and crushed strawberry fruit, hints of graphite and violet coming through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well-judged acidity, much more density than the Les Tourelles 2015 with an insistent grip on the finish that lingers for 30+ seconds. This is a superb Les Griffons with a soupçon of headiness! 2021 - 2038

93
Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, February 2018

The 2015 Les Griffons de Pichon Baron was picked between 18 September and 9 October, a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, 60% aged in new oak and the remainder one-year-old. It represents 22% of the total crop, essentially a second deuxième vin, a terroir-based separation since this comes from more gravel soils. It has an understated bouquet, perhaps more so than the 2015 Les Tourelles that contains more Merlot. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin, heightened graphite notes with a focused, almost brittle, but quite compelling finish, pencil shavings scattered over the aftertaste. 2021 - 2040

91/93
Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (224), April 2016

The 2015 Les Griffons de Pichon Baron is dense, powerful and quite juicy, with plenty of black cherry, menthol, licorice and smoke overtones nuances that all build in the glass. Polished and racy to the core, the 2015 is a terrific choice for drinking over the next decade or so. 2018 - 2028

92
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, February 2018

The 2015 Les Griffons de Pichon Baron wraps around the palate with striking persistence and creaminess. Dark cherry, plum, mocha, spice, new leather and licorice are all pushed forward. Succulent, open-knit and inviting, the Griffons captures the essence of the year in spades. Despite its forward personality, there is plenty of tannin and structure lurking beneath. This is a strong showing from the Griffons, the second wine of Pichon Baron.

90/93
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2016

Deep, thick crimson. Fresher than Les Tourelles. Racy and lively and a bit inky and polished. Lots of structure. 2025 - 2035

17
Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2016
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