Pichon Baron 2000–2020

Ch Pichon-Baron railings and escutcheon

Listen to our podcast interview with Christian Seely and in this article vicariously enjoy what he has achieved.

Recent bordeaux verticals on JancisRobinson.com have dealt mainly with classed-growth châteaux that have seen a relatively recent upturn in quality. This is less the case at Ch Pichon Baron, or Château Pichon-Longueville (Baron) as it was known until 2012. The new label merely confirmed its familiar name, the official title of Château Pichon-Longueville au Baron de Pichon-Longueville too much of a mouthful.

Pichon Baron bottles

The second-growth property was acquired by AXA Millésimes in 1987 in a rundown state and from the 1990s onwards has...