Les Griffons de Pichon Baron 2016 (Pauillac, France) - [JD 93] [WS 91] [AG 91]

Les Griffons de Pichon Baron 2016
(Pauillac, France) - [JD 93] [WS 91] [AG 91]

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JD93 WS91 AG91
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Notes from the Winemaker:
Les Griffons de Pichon Baron has a pure, direct character. The blend’s grapes come primarily from gravelly plots of land near the Gironde estuary, a beneficial environment for Cabernet Sauvignon. Les Griffons offers a vigorous, fresh tasting experience. It is full-bodied and bursting with energy. It can be cellared for over 20 years, or enjoyed right away.

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"There are two second wines from this estate. The 2016 Les Griffons de Pichon Baron is slightly more Cabernet Sauvignon-based and sees 60% new French oak. It’s also deeply colored, offers classic Pauillac aromatics, and possesses a medium to full-bodied, concentrated, backward vibe that’s going to benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age." - Jeb Dunnuck (2/28/2019)

91 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"This is fleshy and caressing in feel, letting warm plum sauce and cassis notes roll along, lined with pretty violet and anise accents. There's a light tug of earth through the gently toasty finish, but this is pretty much all fruit and is ready to go. Drink now through 2030. 7,667 cases made." - JM (Region Left Bank)

91 Points - Vinous:
"The 2016 Les Griffons de Pichon Baron is quite powerful and dense. Aging, and specifically, the barrel regime of 18 months in oak (60% new) has left the 2016 with a heavy toast/torrefaction quality that at present overpowers the dark fruit and Cabernet aromatics the wine showed from barrel. Frankly, I liked the 2016 more en primeur." Antonio Galloni - (Jan 2019)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Les Griffons de Pichon Baron gives aromas of tar, sautéed herbs and earth over a cassis and baked cherries core. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm and chewy, finishing with an herbal lift." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (30th Nov 2018)