Second wine of Chateau Pichon Baron
Cabernet Sauvignon 60%
Barrel aging 18 months (50% new barerls, 40% one year old barrels)
Les Griffons de Pichon Baron is one of the second wines of the property. Created since the 2012 vintage, it has a pure and direct character. The grapes which make up this wine’s blend come primarily from gravelly plots of land near to the Gironde estuary, a good environment for Cabernet-sauvignon. Les Griffons offers a vigorous and fresh tasting experience, full-bodied and clean, overflowing with energy. It can be laid down in the cellar for over 20 years or enjoyed right away
The colour is dark; a deep red garnet. The nose is enhanced by fresh fruit, blackcurrant cream and blueberries with an elegant oaky note. The palate is soft and velvety with delicate, precise tannins. Carried by the great maturity that emanates from the quality of the fruit, the finish is delectable, elegant and distinguished. Overall it is opulent yet light.
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