Pauline Calvet's Picque Caillou estate is situated between Haut Brion and Merignac airport. It has been on a fine run of form and often tops more illustrious names from the Pessac commune. Produced from 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot and aged in 40% new oak barrels, the 2015 offers fine aromas of bright bramble fruit. The palate has lovely purity of fruit; crème de mûre, fine herbs, damsons and spice. It is honest and unlike many of the unsuccessful wines at UGC Pessac Leognan doesn't push too much. As a result it retains freshness and harmony. Very good indeed.