(2004 Vintage) Fine, concentrated aroma of floral blue fruit, flamboyant oak, blackcurrant, herb and lead pencil. Grippy and rich with some muscle behind it. A sensuous, complex, spicy and textured red which is fresh and accessible.
(2004 Vintage) "An undeniable star of the vintage, Pichon-Baron's 2004 boasts an inky/ruby/purple color to the rim as well as a big, sweet nose of melted licorice, chocolate, black currant jam, truffles, and charcoal embers. Soft tannin, full body, and abundant opulence and flesh are atypical for the vintage character, but this wine is loaded. Pure, ripe, and evolved, it should be at its finest between 2009-2022."Robert Parker, Wine Advocate93 points"Lots of currant, licorice and light tar aromas and flavors...
(2004 Vintage) Deep ruby-red. Sexy, expressive nose melds currant, tobacco, coffee, mocha, leather and nutty oak. Rich, supple and sweet; a bit less dense than the 2006 but quite savory and enticing. This will evolv...
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.