We are in the middle of the en primeurs tasting season here in Bordeaux, and the atmosphere in the tasting room at Pichon is pretty positive. In spite of the difficulties of the growing season there are some good red wines in 2013, and the Sauternes are lovely. Most of the tasters I have talked [...]
I thought it might be time to give an account of the 2013 harvest as we experienced it in our various properties. There has been a fair amount of ill-informed comment on the millesime in the press (if you weren’t there in the vineyard during the harvest and if you haven’t tasted the wine, then how could the comment be anything else?) and so it could be useful to have a view from the properties.
This was the 29th Marathon du Medoc, and we had a great Château Pichon-Longueville team this year. This annual event is one of my favourite moments of the year, a chance to celebrate the idea that an enthusiasm for wine is not only compatible with, but part of a healthy and balanced life. The thousands [...]
Jean-René Matignon – Technical Director of Château Pichon-Longueville “2012 is a delicious wine, which is first characterized by a very precise fruit at the aromatic level, very ripe red and black fruits. Concerning the texture of the wine, the tannins are silky, very smooth, fine, balanced and above all there is a beautiful acidity that [...]