(2020) A gorgeously full and generous claret from Château Pichon Baron in the shape of their second wine, made from 55% lush and mouth-filling Merlot, 30% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, aged 12 months in barrel, 30% of which where new. Plummy, rich and exotically spiced, there is a hint of rose and of cedar too. In the mouth thr fresh graininess of the tannins and cool acidity balance the ripeness and weight of fruit, which is pure and elegantly focused. It is classy stuff, drinking so well already, but with structure for further cellaring.