2005 Chateau Pichon-Longueville-Baron Grand Cru Classe Pauillac
86 Ratings
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86 Ratings
2005 Chateau Pichon-Longueville-Baron Grand Cru Classe Pauillac

Winemaker's Notes

It shows deep color with slightly toasted spicy aromas as well as rich, red berry notes. Finesse and elegance characterize this full-bodied Pauillac.

Wine Spectator 94

The Wine Advocate 94

International Wine Cellar 94

"As usual, this superb Pauillac possesses an inky/blue/black color in addition to a big, sweet nose of graphite, charcoal, burning embers, black currant liqueur, and toasty vanillin from new oak casks...

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It shows deep color with slightly toasted spicy aromas as well as rich, red berry notes. Finesse and elegance characterize this full-bodied Pauillac.

Wine Spectator 94

The Wine Advocate 94

International Wine Cellar 94

"As usual, this superb Pauillac possesses an inky/blue/black color in addition to a big, sweet nose of graphite, charcoal, burning embers, black currant liqueur, and toasty vanillin from new oak casks...

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    Pours a deep dark red with slight transparent center. Limited seperation at the ages showing this wine could spend more time in the bottle but no time to waste its very drinkable today.

    over 1 year
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  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    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...