Pichon-Longueville Baron

Château Pichon Longueville Baron 2008 | Deuxième Cru Classé, Pauillac

Château Pichon Longueville Baron 2008
21579
75 cL. vin rouge. Vendu par 6 bouteilles
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This is solidly packed for the vintage, with dark currant, fig and graphite notes framed by bittersweet cocoa, espresso and iron. Still a touch chunky on the finish, but the structure is fine-grained and this should settle in nicely with modest cellaring. Best from 2013 through 2020

Château Pichon Longueville Baron 2011 | Deuxième Cru Classé, Pauillac

Château Pichon Longueville Baron 2011
21580
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Shows a taut feel for now, with lots of cassis and blackberry fruit, lined with iron and bramble notes. Dark and well-toasted yet integrated overall, this should stretch out after moderate cellaring, as there's an ample core of dark, fleshy fruit. Best from 2016 through 2028. 15,000 cases made. –JM

Château Pichon Longueville Baron 2001 | Deuxième Cru Classé, Pauillac

Château Pichon Longueville Baron 2001
21581
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Dark-colored, with floral and lanolin aromas with hints of fruit. Full-bodied, with chunky tannins and a long finish. A bit short and austere. Needs bottle age to show its full potential. Best after 2007.–JS

Château Pichon Longueville Baron 2006 | Deuxième Cru Classé, Pauillac

Château Pichon Longueville Baron 2006
21582
75 cL. vin rouge. Vendu par 6 bouteilles
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Closed but promising, this is a tannic, masculine style of wine in 2006, with an inky bluish/purple color as well as aromas of incense, charcoal, smoked meats, and the classic creme de cassis that one finds in the top Pauillacs. The aromatics are still retrained, but the wine is full-bodied in the mouth, tannic, backward, and set for a relatively long life. This is not one of the profound wines from Pichon Longueville Baron, but it is certainly a top-flight success for the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2028.

Château Pichon Longueville Baron 2005 | Deuxième Cru Classé, Pauillac

Château Pichon Longueville Baron 2005
21583
75 cL. vin rouge. Vendu par 6 bouteilles
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The 2005 Pichon Baron has a dense ruby/purple color, sweet crème de cassis fruit, lots of cedar wood and forest floor, medium to full body, ripe tannin, and a long finish of a good 30+ seconds. This is a beauty and one of the most successful Pauillacs of this vintage. Drink it now through 2035.

Château Pichon Longueville Baron 2000 | Deuxième Cru Classé, Pauillac

Château Pichon Longueville Baron 2000
21584
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Château Pichon Longueville Baron 2010 | Deuxième Cru Classé, Pauillac

Château Pichon Longueville Baron 2010
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 Wine Advocate #205   Feb 2013 Robert M. Parker, Jr. 97+ Drink: 2018 - 2048
Administrator Christian Seeley thinks the 2010 is the greatest Pichon Longueville Baron he has ever made, equaling some of the estate’s colossal wines from vintages such as 1989 and 1990. It was certainly showing well when I stopped by the chateau in January. Opaque purple, with loads of charcoal, licorice, incense and some exotic Asian spices along with abundant cassis liqueur, blackberry and hints of roasted coffee and spring flowers, it is full-bodied and opulent, with relatively high tannins, but they have sweetened up considerably and seem less aggressive than they did from barrel. The oak is clearly pushed to the background by the wine’s wealth of fruit, glycerin and full-bodied texture. This sensational Pichon Longueville Baron needs 5-6 years of cellaring, and should keep 30+ years.