Chateau Pichon Baron Les Griffons de Pichon Baron Pauillac [Pre-arrival] 2022
JD94-96: A solid step up over the Les Tourelles, the 2022 Les Griffons De Pichon Baron is also Merlot-dominated and checks in as 50% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 4% Petit Verdot that will spend 18 months in 40% new French oak. Gorgeously pure cassis, smoked earth, graphite, tobacco, and crushed stone define the aromatics, and it's full-bodied, with a layer, concentrated mid-palate, fine tannins, and a great finish. The purity and precision here are truly something.
VM93-95: The 2022 Les Griffons de Pichon Baron represents 22% of the production and is matured in 40% new oak. It has a very ocused bouquet, a mixture of red and black fruit, crushed violet and a light marine influence. The palate is medium-sodied with sculpted tannins, very tensile, intense yet weightless toward the long graphite-infused finish. This is just superb.
JS92-93: Refined and pretty aromas and flavors of currants and blackberries on both the nose and palate. Medium body. Fine tannins and a fresh finish. 50% merlot, 46% cabernet sauvignon and 4% petit verdot.