2016 Chateau Picque Caillou

Bordeaux, France

Powerful bargain Bordeaux from plantings adjacent to Chateau Haut-Brion in Pessac Leognan.



About The Wine

This excellent value premium Bordeaux comes from the heart of the Pessac-Léognan appellation, in one of Bordeaux's most prestigious sub-regions.

The Chateau has been in the family of owner Isabelle Calvet for several generations. Isabelle and her husband Paul took over the daily running of the vineyards in 2006, with their own releases coming forth from 2007.

In this famed nook of the region, Cabernet Sauvignon can hit optimum levels of ripeness. This Cabernet dominant blend shows rare power and poise for the price point.

You could spend a lot more on the Chateau's notable neighbours (Haut-Brion and Pape Clément), or you could squirrel several bottles of this beautiful wine at a fraction of the price and marvel at their beauty for decades to come. 

Chateau Picque Caillou
Chateau Picque Caillou
Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France
Additional Info

From The Importer

Château Picque Caillou is located at the gates of the city of Bordeaux in the heart of the Pessac-Léognan appellation, Bordeaux’s historic cradle. Isabelle and Paulin Calvet own and run the Chateau which has been in Isabelle’s family for generations.

A close neighbour of Haut-Brion and Pape Clément, this 21 hectare vineyard offers top class wines that display superb balance and delicacy, reflecting perfectly the traditions of the Pessac-Léognan appellation.

The soils are made up of well-draining gravel which, combined with the quick-warming air of the surrounding urban environment, brings about an early start to the vine-growing season.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) Merlot (35%), Petit Verdot (5%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2032
Bottle Size : 750ml

Isabelle and Paulin Calvet
Isabelle and Paulin Calvet
Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


"Sweet-tobacco aromas with some red fruit and cherries. Medium body, round and velvety tannins and a delicious, ripe-fruit finish. In balance. Drink after 2022." - James Suckling (


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