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Château Pichon-Longueville Baron 1989 was the Wine of the Year in 1992
Defines purity and intensity. Shows unbelievable concentration of fruit, with amazing blackberry, cassis, dark chocolate and vanilla flavors and a great tannin structure. A breathtaking wine. Best after 1998. 20,000 cases made. 98 points
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".
After AXA Millésimes’ team took over the reins the vineyard produced a highly-reputed wine which was in a class of its own and recognised by the world’s greatest wine critics.
It is deep and dark in colour with no sign of changing over time. Notes of ripe fruit burst forth immediately; dark fruit, cocoa, fig, mild spices and a candied flavour give this vintage its warm accents.
Ample and full-bodied it bursts onto the palate with tannins which are velvety, clean, racy and still fresh. Its great length wakes up the taste buds with charm, style and distinction.