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1996 Château PICHON BARON, 2eme Cru. Pauillac

Bin:  800

Alcohol percentage:  13%

Area:

Pauillac, the heart of the Médoc; deep gravel soils allowing for perfectly ‘stressed’ Cabernet and Merlot vines to mature slowly through a long season. Pichon Baron and Lalande are both bordered by Château Latour

Grape variety:

Around 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and just a touch of Cabernet Franc; aged in oak (80% new) for 18 months

Producer:

Pichon has been owned by AXA since 1987 and is run by Christian Seely. The style has always been more masculine and powerful than its neighbour ‘Lalande’. There are around 75 hectares of prime gravel vineyard,

Press review:

Robert Parker in The Wine Advocate:
“Pichon Longueville Baron’s 1996 has turned out to be even better than I thought from cask. The high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend (about 80%) resulted in a wine that has put on weight in the bottle. An opaque purple color is accompanied by beautiful aromas of tobacco, new saddle leather, roasted coffee, and cassis. It is dense, medium to full-bodied, and backward, with moderately high tannin, but plenty of sweet fruit, glycerin, and extract to balance out the wine’s structure. This well-endowed, classic Pauillac should be at its finest between 2006-2022”

£125.00

This wine does not qualify for a further case discount

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