Chateau Pichon Baron Pauillac GCC 2eme Cru 2012

Product Number: 12-80415

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Grape 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot
Color Red
Sweetness Dry
Body Full-Bodied
Tasting Note RP 93/100 As for the big sibling, the 2012 Pichon Baron (80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot) probably has the most saturated purple color of the Pauillacs. Its structure is apparent, and the wine offers a wealth of blackcurrant fruit interwoven with licorice, graphite, and background toasty oak. Full-bodied, opulent and moderately tannic, this wine is approachable now because of its low acidity, but promises to age beautifully for 20+ years. This is another great classic from Pichon Baron. WS 92/100 This has a lively spine of briar that pumps through the core of cassis and plum fruit, while anise and sweet tobacco notes fill in on the finish. Shows a twinge of plum skin at the end, but delivers more than enough flesh and drive overall. A solid effort. Best from 2017 through 2027. NM 92-94/100 A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot picked between 1st and 17th October, the old vines picked form 8th October. It has a strict, quite conservative bouquet that is very focused: sous-bois, graphite and just a touch of mint. The palate is medium-bodied with a grainy entry. There is a good edginess here lent by the citric acidity with a very composed, harmonious finish that lingers nicely in the mouth. Very fine – but much more classic in style than recent vintages – in fact, more like Latour! Tasted April 2013. Other Critic Score:- James Suckling : 94 /100 Jean-Marc Quarin : 93 /100 Jeannie Cho Lee : 93 /100 Stephen Tanzer : 89-91 /100 Jancis Robinson : 17 /20
Rating RP:93 WS:92
Size 1x75cl



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