Château Pichon-Longueville Baron is a Second Growth wine of the Pauillac appellation, Bordeaux. In the 19th century the impressive-looking chateau with multiple turrets and grand grounds was part of a larger estate that included Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. But in 1850 the estate was divided. More than a century later Pichon-Longueville Baron was bought the the French insurance company AXA, which hired Jean-Michel Cazes of Lynch-Bages to supervise the vineyards and winemaking. The 168 acres of vineyards produce about 35,000 cases a year. The blend is usually about 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc.