The robe is silky with an average intensity and a beautiful cherry red colour. The nose is very expressive and concentrated, slightly sweet and woody, with a mixture of red fruit aromas, raspberry, and morello cherry. The palate is powerful and racy, combining suppleness and tight tannins. With a beautiful length in the mouth, this is well balanced and accessible wine.
Dense purple color, sweet bouquet of mocha, black chocolate, creme de cassis, licorice, and toasty oak. Full-bodied with gorgeous upfront fruit in addition to impressive levels of melted, well-integrated tannin.
“Ass-kicking, fabulous value once again from this estate (…). Abundant notes of cedar wood, fruitcake, flowers, creme de cassis and kirsch are all present in this full-bodied, opulent, dense, dark ruby/purple wine. (…)” WA 93 (The Wine Advocate | 205)
63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc
The wine is a deep, dazzling purple. Initially rather closed, the nose opens with airing to reveal elegant fresh fruit, blackcurrant bud and eucalyptus aromas. A fresh, clean attack leads into a full, powerful and silky mid-palate, building to an incredibly long finish on notes of brioche and liquorice. An intense and stylish vintage to come back to in a few years’ time.
“(…) Deep garnet-purple in color, it has an earthy/meaty nose with a core of black plums and blackberries plus touches of eucalypt and anise. The medium-bodied palate is just a little lean and chewy with an earthy finish.” WA 91 (The Wine Advocate)
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 6% Cabernet Franc
Full-bodied wine with a deep, dark colour. Its complex bouquet is dominated by black fruit aromas with a touch of minerality and well-integrated, elegant oak. This wine gains in balance and complexity with age. The Château Sociando Mallet is fresh, straightforward, and has a wonderful length.
Its dense ruby color with purple nuances is followed by a nose that reluctantly offers up scents of damp earth, wood smoke, black cherries, cassis, and an exotic Asian spice character. The wine is formidably endowed and broodingly tannic, with noticeable acidity and a structured, nearly impenetrable mouthfeel.
This quintessential Pauillac offers an intense and profound sensory experience of great complexity. Château Pichon Baron exhibits elegance, intensity and exceptional length on the palate. It is a wine that improves year after year and can age for over 40 years in the cellar.