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    3
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  • When to drink

    2020-2035

The Story

Our Grand Vin Château Pichon Baron, classified as a 2nd Grand Cru Classé in 1855, is made with grapes from the oldest vines on the estate’s historic plots.This quintessential Pauillac offers an intense and profound sensory experience of great complexity. Château Pichon Baron exhibits elegance, intensity and exceptional length on the palate. It is a wine that improves year after year and can age for over 40 years in the cellar.

 

The reputation of Pichon Baron until the 1960s was superior to that of Pichon Lalande across the road, it was also placed above Pichon Lalande in the Classification of 1855. But on the death of Jean Bouteillier in 1961 its reputation began to sink. His eldest son Bertrand was still young and inexperienced and there was a lack of money for necessary investments leading to a decline in quality of the wines during the 1960s and 1970s. During the 1980s there were signs of recovery but not at the same speed as with many other properties during this time and certainly nowhere near that of Pichon-Lalande that had prospered enormously under the care of May de Lencquesaing to become one of the first "Super-seconds". 

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Tasted in April 2016.Thick and tight, loads of fruit and tannin, everything in balance. Impressive mid-palate. Excellent ripeness, excellent complexity and excellent finish. Fabulous effort.

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Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Expressive nose with opulent character, rich fruit and elegant spiciness. Dark chocolate and roasting aroma in the background. On the palate opulent and rich with freshness, excellent length, firm but mature tannins and expressive fruit. Roasting aroma lingering in the background.
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Deep colour. Elemental with cassis black olive cedar vanilla notes. Sweet cassis, black berry fruit, plentiful dry tannins, bitter cola notes. Finishes grippy but long and sweet. Well balanced wine. 94 points
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Pauillac, Bordeaux

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château Pichon-Longueville Baron 2015  ( Château Pichon-Longueville Baron )

Tasted in April 2016.Thick and tight, loads of fruit and tannin, everything in balance. Impressive mid-palate. Excellent ripeness, excellent complexity and excellent finish. Fabulous effort.

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Pichon-Longueville Baron 2015  ( Château Pichon-Longueville Baron )

"Deep colour. Elemental with cassis black olive cedar vanilla notes. Sweet cassis, black berry fruit, plentiful dry tannins, bitter cola notes. Finishes grippy but long and sweet. Well balanced wine. 94 points "

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 Will Gardener / Nickolls & Perks, Wine Dealer (United Kingdom)  tasted  Château Pichon-Longueville Baron 2015  ( Château Pichon-Longueville Baron )

"Pichon Baron Pauillac
Good deep colour, promising fruit on the nose, blackcurrant earthy notes, quite bright, this has pleasant texture, plump, fresh with an excellent finish, toasty. This is a step up in complexity and class. A fine wine for the vintage and chateau. 93-96/100 2030-2060
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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Pichon-Longueville Baron 2015  ( Château Pichon-Longueville Baron )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Expressive nose with opulent character, rich fruit and elegant spiciness. Dark chocolate and roasting aroma in the background. On the palate opulent and rich with freshness, excellent length, firm but mature tannins and expressive fruit. Roasting aroma lingering in the background. "

1y 3m ago

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Pichon-Longueville Baron 2015  ( Château Pichon-Longueville Baron )

"Ruby. Dark fruits, some spices, cassis, touch scented but tighter nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, fruity, juicy, touch sweet and sour, chocolate and coffee, darker noes, structured. 94-96
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