Pichon Baron 2010

Pichon Baron 2010

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Color:

Red

Size:

75 cl

Type:

Wine

Country:

France

Region:

Bordeaux

Classification:

Pauillac

2ème Grand cru classé Pauillac

Notation

RP 96/100 JS 95-96/100 JR 18.5/20

Description

Administrator Christian Seeley thinks the 2010 is the greatest Pichon Longueville Baron he has ever made, equaling some of the estate's colossal wines from vintages such as 1989 and 1990. It was certainly showing well when I stopped by the chateau in January. Opaque purple, with loads of charcoal, licorice, incense and some exotic Asian spices along with abundant cassis liqueur, blackberry and hints of roasted coffee and spring flowers, it is full-bodied and opulent, with relatively high tannins, but they have sweetened up considerably and seem less aggressive than they did from barrel. The oak is clearly pushed to the background by the wine's wealth of fruit, glycerin and full-bodied texture. This sensational Pichon Longueville Baron needs 5-6 years of cellaring, and should keep 30+ years.

The name “Baron” is often added to the domain Pichon de Longueville so as not to confuse it with the domain Pichon Lalande. Linked for years, these areas are now distinct, both in terms of name and style. Rightly classified Second Grand Cru Classé, Château Pichon Baron is one of the best crus of the Médoc, it produces a wine for laying down combining power, richness and finesse.

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