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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...
Deep purple-ruby. Medium-pronounced nose of dark fruit, cream, cassis. Dry, medium acid and tannin, medium body. Cassis, oak, liquorice, cream. Read more
Needs to be decanted for atleast one hour to open the wine up. Have had this wine on several occassions and is a very smooth and fruity wine. 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
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Deep purple-ruby. Medium-pronounced nose of dark fruit, cream, cassis. Dry, medium acid and tannin, medium body. Cassis, oak, liquorice, cream.
Needs to be decanted for atleast one hour to open the wine up. Have had this wine on several occassions and is a very smooth and fruity wine.
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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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.
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.
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 definitive Pauillac, the dense purple-colored 1998 Pichon-Baron offers up a sweet bouquet of licorice, smoke, asphalt, blackberries, and creme de cassis. In the mouth, the wine is elegant rather than full-blown, with medium body, sweet fruit, nice texture on the attack and mid-palate, and moderate tannin in the long finish. No, this is not as profound as the 1996, 1990, or 1989, but it is an outstanding effort. Anticipated maturity: 2006ndash;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.
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.
This firmer vintage smells and tastes of the warmth coming off the polished stones of the vineyard. All its elements are in balance, yet they're expressed in stoniness rather than in separate compartments of juicy red currant fruit pressed and dried, of black cherry skin tannins. It'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 '98 for long-term cellaring.
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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