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Chateau Pichon-Longueville-Baron Grand Cru Classe Pauillac

Wine Details

Region

France

Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) "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...

(2005 Vintage) International Wine Cellar 94

(2005 Vintage) The Wine Advocate 94

(2005 Vintage) Wine Spectator 94

(2005 Vintage) It shows deep color with slightly toasted spicy aromas as well as rich, red berry notes. Finesse and elegance characterize this full-bodied Pauillac.

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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.

    6 months
Expert Reviews
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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