Nearly 40 vintages of Château Pichon Longueville Baron

In honor of Jean-René Matignon By Panos Kakaviatos for  14 October 2022 I recall the disappointment in Jean-René Matignon’s face as rain started falling towards the end of the 2006 harvest. “This could have been as good as 2005,” he said regretfully. Some 16 years later, tasting the 2006 at Château Pichon Longueville Baron […]

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An evening of Château Pichon Longueville Baron: 1989-2010

By Panos Kakaviatos for  21 January 2015 This was my sixth consecutive annual Bordeaux gala dinner in Washington D.C. The wines of Pichon Baron have been particularly excellent in recent memory since the 2000 vintage. Jean-Rene Matignon – who flew to Washington for this tasting dinner – has been at the helm since 1987 as […]

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