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2021 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron En Primeur

We loved the 2021 Pichon Baron when we tasted it and instinctively felt it was a superb wine, but couldn't quite put our finger on why.  The critics' notes below help out, with a gamut of tasting descriptors, including "athletic", "nimble" and "penetrating"! 

William Kelley calls it one of the real successes of the vintage and goes on to say "readers who overlook this wine will live to regret it.  (94-96+ points)."  With that rather stern warning, we recommend adding some to your cellar!  

 

Bordeaux En Primeur, Landing in spring 2024.

To order, e-mail us at sales@richardkihl.ltd.uk

 

Château Pichon-Longueville Baron, Pauillac

Producer Profile

Château Pichon-Longueville Baron, Pauillac

Château Pichon-Longueville Baron is a Deuxième Cru Classé estate in the commune of Pauillac.  Originally part of a single estate known as Pichon with Pichon-Lalande, Pichon-Baron became a separate estate when, in 1850, in a Lear-like move, Baron Joseph de Pichon Longueville divided the estate between his five children on his death bed.  His sons received the Pichon-Baron lands and his daughters received what became Pichon-Lalande.  

Pichon Baron continued in the ownership of the Pichon-Longueville family until 1933.  The estate was in decline through the 1960s and 70s until it was acquired by AXA insurance, who installed Jean-Michel Cazes to improve quality.  Cazes was succeeded by Christian Seely in 2000, ushering in a new phase of far more successful vintages.

The 73 hectare vineyard is split into 4 plots and further subdivided into many small parcels, planted to 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

 

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