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Château Pichon-Longueville Baron Rosé Blend Bordeaux Rosé Rosé des Tourelles 1990

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Robert Parker ranks the finest wine ever made from this estate 97 points and writes; “A remarkable vintage for Pichon Longueville Baron, 1990 is one of this estate’s two or three finest wines made in the last 40 years. Still inky/blue/purple-tinged to the rim, it reveals an extraordinary bouquet of charcoal, incense, creme de cassis, blue and black fruits, and a hint of licorice as well as an impressively long finish. While drinkable, its evolution is extremely slow, and I would not be surprised to see it last another two decades or more.”

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 Rosé Blend Bordeaux Rosé Rosé des Tourelles

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Snooth User: Robert Parker
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08/06/2007

One of the finest values in top-class Bordeaux has been the 1990 Pichon-Longueville-Baron. Until 3-4 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 Reviews for Château Pichon-Longueville Baron Rosé Blend Bordeaux Rosé Rosé des Tourelles

External Review
Source: Epic Cellars
07/18/2010

A remarkable vintage for Pichon Longueville Baron, 1990 is one of this estate s two or three finest wines made in the last 40 years. Still inky/blue/purple-tinged to the rim, it reveals an extraordinary bouquet of charcoal, incense, creme de cassis, blue and black fruits, and a hint of licorice as well as an impressively long finish. While drinkable, its evolution is extremely slow, and I would not be surprised to see it last another two decades or more.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Full medium ruby. Nose at once subtle and flamboyant, with slightly roasted aromas of currant, cedar, lead pencil and minerals. Large-scaled, sweet and rich, with utterly primary fruit suggesting a long future ahead of it. Tasted next to the 89, thi... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1990 Pichon-Longueville Baron 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

A remarkable vintage for Pichon Longueville Baron 1990 is one of this estate s two or three finest wines made in the last 40 years. Still inky/blue/purple-tinged to the rim it reveals an extraordinary bouquet of charcoal incense creme de cassis blue and black fruits and a hint of licorice as well as an impressively long finish. While drinkable its evolution is extremely slow and I would not be surprised to see it last another two decades or more. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: SoDivin
05/06/2009

2ème Cru Classé


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/25/2014

Full medium ruby. Nose at once subtle and flamboyant with slightly roasted aromas of currant cedar lead pencil and minerals. Large-scaled sweet and rich with utterly primary fruit suggesting a long future ahead of it. Tasted next to the 89 this was a much more massive and somewhat softer wine. Very long on the finish with big but smooth tannins. Of more recent vintages only the 2000 has a chance to be in the same quality class as the 90 and 89. Drink 2004 to 2025. 93+ points Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

More tobacco and cedar character on the nose with hints of ripe fruit. Full-bodied yet fine and sophisticated with elegant tannins and a long finish. This is always a top-quality red... Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Full medium ruby. Nose at once subtle and flamboyant with slightly roasted aromas of currant cedar lead pencil and minerals. Large-scaled sweet and rich with utterly primary fruit suggesting a long future ahead of it. Tasted next to the 89 this was a much more massive and somewhat softer wine. Very long on the finish with big but smooth tannins. Of more recent vintages only the 2000 has a chance to be in the same quality class as the 90 and 89. Drink 2004 to 2025. 93+ points Stephen T


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Robert Parker ranks the finest wine ever made from this estate 97 points and writes; “A remarkable vintage for Pichon Longueville Baron, 1990 is one of this estate’s two or three finest wines made in the last 40 years. Still inky/blue/purple-tinged to the rim, it reveals an extraordinary bouquet of charcoal, incense, creme de cassis, blue and black fruits, and a hint of licorice as well as an impressively long finish. While drinkable, its evolution is extremely slow, and I would not be surprised to see it last another two decades or more.”

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