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Other review: Tasted at the London Pichon-Baron off-line. Always one of the best 2003s, perhaps like Latour it beauti...Read more...
This is a wonderful and affordable Pauillac. Unlike most Grand Crus, this wine is available and approachable. Notes of cherry, charcoal and tran... Read more
This firmer vintage smells and tastes of the warmth coming off the polished stones of the vineyard. All its elements are in balance, yet theyrsquo;... Read more
A stylish, elegant, more restrained style of Pichon Baron, with less obvious new oak than usual, this deep ruby/purple-colored wine offers a pure b... Read more
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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.
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This firmer vintage smells and tastes of the warmth coming off the polished stones of the vineyard. All its elements are in balance, yet theyrsquo;re expressed in stoniness rather than in separate compartments of juicy red currant fruit pressed and dried, of black cherry skin tannins. Itrsquo;s the firm, aristocratic structure that comes first, then the perception of plenty of flesh underneath to fill it. And it keeps getting juicier with air. A rsquo;98 for long-term cellaring.
A stylish, elegant, more restrained style of Pichon Baron, with less obvious new oak than usual, this deep ruby/purple-colored wine offers a pure black currant-scented nose with subtle aromas of coffee and smoky toasty oak. In the mouth, the wine displays less weight and muscle than the 1996, but it offers suave, elegant, rich fruit presented in a medium to full-bodied, surprisingly lush style. Anticipated maturity: 2001ndash;2016.
I have never tasted a more compelling Pichon-Longueville-Baron. The huge aroma of roasted blackcurrants and spicy oak is followed by a wine that is packed to the brim with super-ripe, unctuous fruit. The acid is low, but the tannin level is extremely high, with the tannins much more noticeable than they were last spring. This is one of the most concentrated wines of the vintage, with a texture unlike anything I have ever experienced in Bordeauxhellip; I adored it. Anticipated maturity: 1996ndash;2000.
A sexy, opulent and hedonistic Pichon-Baron, the 1999rsquo;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 16ndash;18 years.
A spectacular effort, this is a profound Pichon Baron and clearly my favorite vintage of this wine since the 1989 and 1990. An inky purple color offers up notes of barbecue spices intermixed with new saddle leather, creme de cassis, melted licorice, creosote, and a hint of vanilla. The wine is full-bodied, tremendously concentrated, with sweet tannin and a seamless finish that goes on for close to one minute. This wine has great purity, tremendous texture, and fabulous upside potential. This is a prodigious 2000! Anticipated maturity: 2008ndash;2028.
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.
Almost completely overshadowed by the rsquo;89, this rsquo;88 is a stunning Pauillac in its own right. Deeply scented, with a penetrating bouquet of ripe plums, cassis, black currant, vanilla and smoke, the winersquo;s sheer opulence is matched only by its finesse. Massively rich fruit only gets better if the wine is allowed to breathe. Excellent tannic structure and an exuberant finish bode well for this winersquo;s future, but try one soon.
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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