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Château Pichon-Longueville Baron Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 2003

Winemaker's Notes:

Other review:<br/>Tasted at the London Pichon-Baron off-line. Always one of the best 2003s, perhaps like Latour it beautifully marries Bordeaux austerity with the voluptuousness lent by the growing season. Lovely rounded black cherries, boysenberry and creme de cassis on the nose. The palate is full-bodied with sensuous, rounded tannins, lower acidity but still balanced, very pure with just a touch of graphite on the aftertaste. Delicious! Drink 2011-2025. <br/>Neal Martin - Wine Journal

Château Pichon-Longueville Baron:
Chateau Pichon-Longueville is made from vines mainly situated on the historical terroir of the property. The wines produced are powerful, rich in tannins, and characterised for being both elegant and muscular. They have an exceptional length in the mouth, and possess a remarkable ageing potential.

Member Reviews for Château Pichon-Longueville Baron Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac

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Snooth User: Big Reds
4294529
3.50 5
02/10/2008

This is a wonderful and affordable Pauillac. Unlike most Grand Crus, this wine is available and approachable. Notes of cherry, charcoal and translate. Need to drink after 2010.


Snooth User: Big Reds
4294529
3.00 5
02/10/2008

Three glasses


External Reviews for Château Pichon-Longueville Baron Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A sexy, opulent and hedonistic Pichon-Baron, the 1999's dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by a low acid wine with a silky texture and good fleshiness. It offers jammy black fruits intermixed with licorice, incense, leather, and pain grille. Opulent and fat, it will be drinkable upon release, and last for 16-18 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Good ruby-red color. Black cherry, beefsteak tomato and licorice scents are currently dominated by nutty, cedary oak; less nuanced than the rsquo;96, even allowing for the bottling. Sweet entry, then good intensity of flavor, with the cassis fruit complicated by the nutty note. A bit four-square compared to the rsquo;96, yet not as dense or refined. Substantial tannins are in balance with the wine.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Dark-colored, with floral and lanolin aromas with hints of fruit. Full-bodied, with chunky tannins and a long finish. A bit short and austere. Needs bottle age to show its full potential. Best after 2007.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

...it's a friendly wine with lovely cassis and berry aromas and flavors, medium body and a light fruity finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

An opaque purple color and sweet, toasty, chocolatey, blackcurrant aromas are followed by a wine with outstanding richness, an impressive, fleshy, medium to full-bodied personality, and fine length. The 1995 is not as flamboyant as the remarkable 1990, or as concentrated as the massive 1989, but this is a beautifully made, outstanding wine that recalls the 1988 in its weight and texture. Anticipated maturity: 2002ndash;2020.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

One of the finest values in top-class Bordeaux has been the 1990 Pichon-Longueville-Baron. Until 3ndash;4 months ago, the wine could have been purchased for under $400 a case, but that seems to have changed as the results of numerous tastings have pushed the price upward. I originally gave a one point preference to the 1989, and I am still convinced that ultimately that wine will last longer and hit a higher peak of pleasure than the 1990, but, wow, the 1990 is showing great. Both the 1989 and 1990 vintages exhibit opaque, dense purple colors that suggest massive wines of considerable extraction and richness. The 1990 Pichon-Longueville-Baron exhibits more of the roasted overripeness of this vintage, but it manages to keep everything in perspective. The wine is opulent and flamboyant, with lower acidity, and noticeably less tannin than the 1989. It is equally concentrated, with a more evolved nose of cedar, black fruits, earth, minerals, and spices. On the palate, the wine offers sensational quantities of jammy fruit, glycerin, wood, and sweet tannin. It is far more fun to taste and drink (more hedonistic perhaps?) than the more structured, backward, yet exceptional 1989. Ideally, readers should have both vintages in their cellars. The 1990 can be drunk now as well as over the next 25+ years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A muscular, fleshy, full-throttle wine, packed with plum,currant and anise flavors. Perhaps a bit hot on the finish, but generous and concentrated, with nicely integrated tannins; balanced overall for the long haul. Give it until at least 1999 to 2005 for optimum enjoyment.


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Other review:<br/>Tasted at the London Pichon-Baron off-line. Always one of the best 2003s, perhaps like Latour it beautifully marries Bordeaux austerity with the voluptuousness lent by the growing season. Lovely rounded black cherries, boysenberry and creme de cassis on the nose. The palate is full-bodied with sensuous, rounded tannins, lower acidity but still balanced, very pure with just a touch of graphite on the aftertaste. Delicious! Drink 2011-2025. <br/>Neal Martin - Wine Journal

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