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Chateau Pichon-Longueville-Baron Grand Cru Classe Pauillac

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Region

France

Wine Description

(1995 Vintage) Good red-ruby color. Black cherry, beefsteak tomato and licorice scents are currently dominated by nutty, cedary oak; less nuanced than the '96, even allowing for the bottling. Sweet entry, then good ...

(1995 Vintage) 90=RP Rating 90=WS Rating Color=Red 4-8 week delivery

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    Opens with plum and pencils lead but then develops cassis and chocolate notes. Well integrated and balanced with medium acids and medium-low tannins. Likely at it's peak now but could safely cellar for additional years. Pairs with duck, cassoulet, red meat.

    almost 6 years
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  • Decanter
    (1996 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Fine, blackcurranty fruit. Very enjoyable. Cedary finish. 2-10 years.
  • Robert Parker
    (2008 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2009
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/21/2014
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2005 Vintage) One of the most memorable bottlings of our tastings of the 2005 Bordeaux, this wonderfully extracted effort captures all of the complexity and very deep curranty fruit for which the Pauillac appellation is justly revered, and it does so with a remarkable sense of balance and keen composition. It is clearly not one for the impatient, and its ample tannin requires upward of a decade before taming comes, but there are no questions at all about the depth of its fruity substance and its admirable stuf...
  • Robert Parker
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006