Les Griffons de Pichon Baron AOC Pauillac SNCE Chateau Pichon-Longueville, 2015
A wine with pedigree, it is subtle in aroma with ripe blackcurrants and sweet vanilla notes. Succulent dark fruits emerge and are more apparent on the palate which is smooth and supple with blackberry flavours. This is a multilayered wine, well-structured but with no astringency or harshness and a judicious use of oak. Produced by the team at Château Pichon Baron, the grapes came from gravelly plots close to the Gironde estuary. It is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. Despite some stormy weather in August and September, grapes were harvested on September 18 to 25 for Merlot and October 1st to 9, 2015 for Cabernet, under ideal conditions. While this is delicious to drink now there is no rush. I for one certainly look forward to watching how it matures over the next decade.
|Lot: 1404||750 ml|
|Slow-cooked leg of lamb|