Chateau Les Griffons de Pichon Baron 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)

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Decanter
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Robert Parker
SKU
LGPB201810 UCAU
$94.50 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$94.50 Per item
The deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Desmirail comes rolling out of the glass with exuberant blackcurrant cordial, prunes and baked cherries scents plus hints of tobacco, fried herbs and woodsmoke. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm, chewy texture with just enough freshness and bags of spiced berry preserves flavors, finishing on an earthy note. - Robert Parker
The deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Desmirail comes rolling out of the glass with exuberant blackcurrant cordial, prunes and baked cherries scents plus hints of tobacco, fried herbs and woodsmoke. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm, chewy texture with just enough freshness and bags of spiced berry preserves flavors, finishing on an earthy note. - Robert Parker

Scores & Reviews

91 / 100

Decanter

Denis Lurton has quietly made a lovely Margaux in this vintage. It's full of life and vigour, although a little austere - the tannic grip makes the black fruits seem less obviously plump than some, but you get a beautiful sense of lift and length. The floral character of the appellation comes through after a few moments in the glass. A promising wine, this should fill out some of the corners during ageing. Harvested 24 September to 5 October, yielding 45hl/ha. 50% new oak. Drinking Window 2026 - 2040

91 / 100

Wine Spectator

A sappy, vivid style, with exuberant cassis and blackberry puree flavors leading the way, backed by black licorice and a light mesquite thread at the very end. A showy style.

89 / 100

Robert Parker

The deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Desmirail comes rolling out of the glass with exuberant blackcurrant cordial, prunes and baked cherries scents plus hints of tobacco, fried herbs and woodsmoke. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm, chewy texture with just enough freshness and bags of spiced berry preserves flavors, finishing on an earthy note.