Pichon Baron 2019 released

Pichon Baron 2019 has been released at €94.8 per bottle ex-negociant, down 16.8% on the 2018 (€114), and just under 2017 and 2015 (released at €96). The wine is being offered by the trade at £1,188 per 12×75, down 15.4% on the 2018’s opening price of £1,404 per case.

You can watch the UGCB vintage presentation here.

Neal Martin (Vinous) reported that “this year it represents just under half the production from their 73 hectares of vine”.

He awarded the 2019 Pichon Baron a barrel range of 96-98 points, noting that “very fine salinity comes through on the finish with a persistent spice; ….. that beckons you back for more. This is an outstanding Pauillac”.

The Wine Advocate’s Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW was also full of praise. She scored the wine (97 – 100)+ and concluded that “This is an absolutely beguiling expression that is classic Pauillac and yet it is Pauillac like no other”.

The wine also received 98-100 from Jeff Leve (The Wine Cellar Insider) and 97 from Jane Anson (Decanter).

Prices for Pichon Baron are 52% correlated to ‘Benchmark Critic’ scores. Today’s release price positions it below the implied ‘Fair Value’ line. Followers of Perrotti-Brown will find real value in the 2019.

Buyers might also wish to consider the 2015 (NM 97), available at a small discount, or the 2010 (RP 97+) at 13.6% premium.

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Our Bordeaux 2019 pages contain everything you need to know about this year’s En Primeur campaign; analysis tools, critics scores, reports and more.