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2015 Pichon Baron

By Chateau Pichon Baron

2015 Pichon Baron from Château Pichon Baron, Pauillac, Bordeaux

The 2015 Pichon Baron is a beacon of the storied terroir that defines the region of Pauillac in prestigious Bordeaux. With each swirl and sip, the wine manifests an exceptional chapter in Château Pichon Baron's legacy, encapsulating the sun-kissed elegance of the 2015 vintage.


A Vintage with Poise and Power

In a year where balance was bestowed upon the vineyards by nature's careful hand, the 2015 Pichon Baron is emboldened with both structure and sweetness – indicative of the remarkable growing conditions of this season. It carries itself with a regal bearing; quintessential Bordeaux yet wholly individualistic in its composure.

Layered with deep-purple opulence, it cradles complex notes of blackcurrants and cherries, interwoven with hints of graphite and damp earth – an ode to the gravelly soils that nourish the vines. Subtle nuances of cedarwood and tobacco underline its aging potential, while velvety tannins whisper promises of longevity.


An Investment Worthy of its Pedigree

In terms of wine investment, vintages like this are invaluable additions to any connoisseur's collection. The 2015 Pichon Baron stands out for its auspicious start in life and its forecasted arc of development. Its inherent balance and precision offer a window into long-term maturation, suggesting that patience will be rewarded with a complex bouquet of flavors and aromas developed over time.

As I reflect on the stature of this generous vintage, it becomes clear that the 2015 Pichon Baron is not just a testament to the mastery of Château Pichon Baron, but also a reflection of Pauillac's innate ability to express power and grace simultaneously. Its age-worthy character makes for a prudent investment choice—promising both depth and diversity for those with the foresight to appreciate its journey.

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Very solid and muscular Pichon Baron with ripe and velvety tannins. Full and very rich with balance of ripe fruit that deliver blackberry, walnut and spice. Warm and ripe yet finishes cool and sassy.

James Suckling -


The 2015 Pichon Baron is a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon and 23% Merlot picked between 18 September until 9 October. Apparently Christian Seely made use of four additional 80-hectolitre wooden vats that augmented his stainless steel vessels. It has a very pure bouquet with lifted blackcurrant, blueberry and graphite aromas, beautifully delineated, the oak seamlessly embroidered with the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin. This is disarmingly and utterly harmonious with a startling mineral core. Possibly the most sensual Pichon Baron that I have tasted at this nascent juncture, it gently unfolds in the mouth and leaves with an enormously persistent finish that leaves the senses tingling. If you want to know whether this 2015 is up there with the 2009 or 2010, the answer is unquestionably yes.

Neal Martin -, #224, April 2016


One of the best young Pichon-Barons I’ve ever tasted, this is a superb wine that will be worth cellaring as one of the Left Bank reds of the vintage. Serious, compact and concentrated, with sinewy tannins, dense, focused damson, blackcurrant and blueberry fruit, a whiff of tobacco leaf and liquorice and tangy acidity. Drink: 2025-35

Tim Atkin -


Really packed, with very energetic blackberry, black currant and plum fruit, pushed by anise and sweet spice and rumbling through the broad, iron-edged finish. Shows lots of heft, but the impression is fresh, and this is built for the long haul. Impressive.—J.M.

Wine Spectator - James Molesworth -


77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot. Dark crimson. Much less immediately attractive on the nose than Pichon Lalande. But with real tension and follow through on the palate. Very Pauillac indeed! Muscular.

Jancis Robinson -

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