Released for sale en primeur this morning, 2022 Château Pichon Baron is offered for sale at £810 per six bottles and with scores as high as 96-98 points from Neal Martin, equalling his scores for Lafite and Mouton!
The style of Pichon Baron this year is structured and powerful with intense fruit concentration. Director Christian Seely and his team appear to have drawn inspiration from their sibling estate in Sauternes, Château Suduiraut, picking the fruit at Pichon Baron by tiny plots in successive 'tries'. The result is a wine with greater fruit purity and precision than in any previous vintage.
Directly opposite Pichon Lalande and just across the road from Latour, Pichon Baron is an undisputed heavyweight of Pauillac, but recent vintages, along with a new winery and the new approach in the vineyard, have made this one of the most exciting estates in the commune. As such, this is reasonably priced at £810 per six.
Offered en primeur, on allocation. Landing spring 2025.
Magnums available with £15 ex-VAT bottling surcharge, please enquire for other formats.
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|RED||2022||Château Pichon Baron||75cl||£810 per case of 6||Château Pichon Baron
2022 / / 75cl
£810 per case of 6
Tasting Notes"You are firmly wading through intense, sculpted Pauillac tannins here, gripping from the first moments with their structure and intent. Blocks of intense chocolate, slate, liquorice and black chocolate, this feels vertical and concentrated, could let more light in at this stage but that should come over ageing. Petit Verdot vinified in amphora, and they did a cold soak for every plot this year for the first time. 70% new barrels and 30% from barrels of one vintage. 94 points" janeanson.com--------"An unusually gourmand, sensual wine from this estate, the 2022 Pichon-Longueville Baron bursts with aromas of crème de cassis, sweet dark berries, licorice, lilac and pencil shavings. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and velvety, with excellent concentration and a rather rich, supple profile. A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot, it's the result of sub-block by sub-block picking and cooler than usual fermentation temperatures. 95-97 points" William Kelley, RobertParker.com------"A very structured and racy PB with blackcurrant, stone and black cherry aromas and flavors. Medium to full body with racy and fine tannins that are precise and focused. Elegance with structure. 81% cabernet sauvignon and 19% merlot. 96-97 points" jamessuckling.com------"The 2022 Pichon Baron is marvelous. It continues a series of vintages that have been absolutely compelling. Bright red-toned fruit, spice, rose petal and blood orange lend considerable brightness throughout. More than anything else, the 2022 impresses with its precision and magnificent balance. 96-98 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com------"The 2022 Pichon Baron was picked 8 September to 3 October and matured in 70% new dak. It has wonderful precision on the nose, with intense blackberry and bilberry fruit, crushed stone and graphite. The oak is seamlessly integrated. The palate is tensile right from the start. Taut and linear, fresh, quite saline with a nuanced touch of black pepper toward the finish. Real pedigree and sophistication here, this is a magnificent Pichon-Baron that achieves a new level of precision thanks to the more piecemeal Sauternes-inspired harvest in tandem with the new winery. 96-98 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com