Château Pichon Baron Pauillac 2005

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SKU
103861

"Dark, almost black, in colour; the fruit bursts onto the palate, enhanced by gentle aging."

£150.00
Total £150.00
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SKU 103861
ABV 13.50%

This elegant, turreted mid-19th century Château, which derives its name from Jacques de Pichon, Baron of Longueville who began planting vineyards in the 17th century, was one of the appellation's greatest underachievers up until the mid-80s barely living up to its lofty second growth status. Then along came AXA the giant insurance conglomerate. AXA employed Jean-Michel Cazes to take charge of the winemaking and vineyards, and the turnaround was nothing short of dramatic, the estate rising to superstar status amongst Bordeaux's elite in the 1990s. The estate is often referred to as a 'super second' these days, its wines belying its second growth classification.

Still young and feisty, Château Pichon Baron 2005 expresses both reserve and distinction. Dark, almost black, in colour; the fruit bursts onto the palate, enhanced by gentle aging. The impressive structure becomes more refined after breathing, an essential stage for this wine which needs time to reveal its character.
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