Chateau Pichon Baron
Chateau Pichon Baron enjoys a prestigious status, classified as a Second Growth estate under the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. It shares this distinction with just two other legendary vineyards: Chateau Montrose and Cos d'Estournel.
- Vintages with 100 point scores: 2009, 2010
- Most popular for its robust structure and exceptional aging potential.
- Highest achievement: Named among the top five Bordeaux wines for investment in the last decade.
Provenance & Masters Behind the Bottle
Sitting within the Pauillac appellation, the vineyard has been historically significant since the 17th century. The current owner, AXA Millésimes, is managed by Christian Seely, an eminent figure in the wine world. Seely's influence has been substantial in elevating the winery's status to global recognition.
Vineyard & Craftsmanship
The 73-hectare estate features deep gravel soils that allow optimal drainage, crucial for the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes that dominate the vineyard. The precision in vine training and grape selection is backed by state-of-the-art facilities. Due to the meticulous craftsmanship, production is limited, making these wines highly sought after.
Aging & Investment Value
Chateau Pichon Baron wines are known for their long-term aging potential. The judicious use of oak in maturation adds complexity and body, making these wines compelling investment options. In auctions and wine lists, they often command prices at par with or above their Second Growth peers.