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Chateau Pichon-Longueville au Baron de Pichon-Longueville Pauillac

Wine Description

(2000 Vintage) A spectacular effort, this is a profound Pichon Baron and clearly my favorite
vintage of this wine since the 1989 and 1990. An inky purple color offers up
notes of barbecue spices intermixed with new saddle leather, creme de cassis,
melted licorice, creosote, and a hint of vanilla. The wine is full-bodied,
tremendously concentrated, with sweet tannin and a seamless finish that goes on
for close to one minute. This wine has great purity, tremendous read more...A spectacular effort, this is a profound Pichon Baron and clearly my favorite
vintage of this wine since the 1989 and 1990. An inky purple color offers up
notes of barbecue spices intermixed with new saddle leather, creme de cassis,
melted licorice, creosote, and a hint of vanilla. The wine is full-bodied,
tremendously concentrated, with sweet tannin and a seamless finish that goes on
for close to one minute. This wine has great purity, tremendous texture, and
fabulous upside potential. This is a prodigious 2000!
(Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Apr 03) (hide)

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2010 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/20/2013
  • 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...
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2005 Vintage) Dark red-ruby. Multidimensional nose offers deep aromas of currant, cedar, coffee, tobacco and minerals. The palate offers a rare combination of sweetness, energy and depth, with superb grip and a layered texture to the flavors of plum, cedar, tobacco and minerals. The finish features sweet, noble tannins and outstanding length. I find this more complete and ultimately more exciting than the 2003, but this will need at least a decade of cellaring.
  • Robert Parker
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006
  • Decanter
    (1986 Vintage) Rating: 5/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Fine bouquet, with ripe, even caramely fruit. Fruit dominates.