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Chateau Pichon-Longueville-Baron Grand Cru Classe Pauillac

Wine Details

Region

France

Wine Description

(2009 Vintage) Saturated deep ruby-red. Pungent, brooding, very ripe aromas and flavors of cassis, blueberry, licorice, bitter chocolate, espresso and minerals, along with hints of spices and underbrush. Large-scaled, rich and deep, with superb chewy ripeness and terrific mineral lift. At once plush and powerful, boasting the texture of a first growth, with a near-perfect sugar/acid balance. The palate-staining finish features substantial ripe, chewy tannins and rising length.

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    Thomas H.

    Smooth but not overly impressive

    about 1 year
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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