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Pichon Baron 2016

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98-99 Points, James Suckling: "I have been waiting for this for a long time. It’s a remake of the legendary 1990 Pichon Baron. Full body, ultra-polished yet powerful tannins and a glorious finish. The will evolve beautifully. The core of fruit and tannins are great. A truly great Pichon Baron." 04/17 96-99 Points, Wine Spectator: "Has the pure, fresh, racy feel of the vintage, which is even more admirable considering the depth of the red currant, plum and cherry preserve flavors at the core and the power of the structure on the back end, pulling in accents of graphite and loam. A thumper of a Pauillac." 4/17 96-98 Poins, Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Pichon-Longueville Baron is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot picked between 3 and 18 October at 39 hectoliters per hectare for estate (therefore the Grand Vin will be less). It is matured in 80% new oak and 20% one year old for 18 months. It has a very intense, extremely pure bouquet with blackberry, bilberry, cedar and graphite notes; it is a straight-down-the-fairway Pauillac. The palate is medium-bodied with a very tensile opening, that seam of graphite penetrating the black fruit. There is a wonderful structure here, unapologetically classic in style with just the right amount of austerity on the aristocratic finish. The aftertaste is incredibly long, lingering after two or three minutes in the mouth. This is a majestic Pichon-Baron and it may well to surpass both the 2009 or 2010." 4/17 #230 93-96 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: "The 2016 Pichon-Longueville Baron is fabulous. In fact, the 2016 is one of the best recent Pichon-Barons I can remember tasting. Smoke, gravel, chocolate, graphite, licorice, leather, black cherry and grilled herbs open up first as the wine shows off its extraordinary aromatic palette. Like so many wines in this vintage, the 2016 delivers serious flavor intensity, but with no excess weight. The richness of the Cabernet, at 85% of the blend, is palpable, as is the quality level. Vivid and deep to the core, the wine finishes with notable density, yet retains its midweight structure." 4/17

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Wine was one of the biggest productions and source of enrichment in the roman empire. This trade was the most important one, as the italy could not assume its own consuption. The culture of the vines itself was different : different sorts of pergolas, vines growing on trees and another philosophy of the plant considering as it was more than a vegetal. Sometimes vines were married with trees to... Read more
Wine was one of the biggest productions and source of enrichment in the roman empire. This trade was the most important one, as the italy could not assume its own consuption. The culture of the vines itself was different : different sorts of pergolas, vines growing on trees and another philosophy of the plant considering as it was more than a vegetal. Sometimes vines were married with trees to take their strength. Many sorts of wines existed in roman antiquity, from ones from a single place, family of wines with local interpretations or aromatised recipes. Two things let the use of drinking wine growing : creation of a social hierarchy in Rome and use of wine as a medicine. As important and rich people tryed to be unique and receive there hosts with luxury, some famous people have elaborated a taste hierarchy between the wines. As many authors described the use of wine in medicine and prescribe different wines for each disease, Pline tell one of is friends to drink a glass af mulsum every morning to keep youth. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Pichon Baron

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 06/20/2010

Quite floral on the nose and quite complex with notes of pencil lead, smoke, black currant, vanilla, and green olive – soft in the mouth, tannins turn a touch stiff on the mid-palate, almost elegant with a silky overall feel, nicely balanced, good focus and fine length to the fresh black fruit (91-92)


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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 09/27/2010

Deep red, purple hue. Characteristic Bordeaux nose. Pauillac nose. Nicely balanced, extracted style. Smoky, dark cocoa. Stone, with red and black fruit. Good structure and flavor. Very nice. - Blind tasted 9/15/10


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2007 03/01/2013

Klares Cabernet-Fruchtbukett, zarter Rauchtouch, der die Komplexität andeuten lässt. Fein am Gaumen, Lakritzenoten und feinkörnige Tannine. Trotz seiner Eleganz zeigt der Wein auch eine tolle Rasse, mit langem Abgang.


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Vintage: 2007 01/12/2010

Lovely dark color. Intense fine pure and noble nose. Upon swirling it becomes fruity and more floral. Smelling of blackcurrant and especially offering the typical nose of a great medoc. Pulpy on entry. Bravo The wine develops melting and aromatic with smoothness and a fine tannic grain. Tasty it finishes finely weaved with the general profile and taste of a great wine. It has never been so close to the style of Chateau Latour. Noble tannins. Jean-Marc Quarin - www.quarin.com


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Vintage: 2007 12/16/2011

Rated - No tasting note given. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2007 Pichon-Longueville Baron 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2007 09/22/2010

(74% cabernet sauvignon and 26% merlot) Bright ruby-red. Very pure aromas of cassis, minerals, licorice and bitter chocolate, all lifted by a note of violet. Sweet, broad and round for the vintage, with lovely energy to the flavors of cassis, chocola... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2007 Pichon-Longueville Baron 375ml


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Vintage: 2007 11/14/2013

Rated - No tasting note given. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Vintage: 2002 09/22/2010

Good ruby-red. Complex nose melds blackcurrant, minerals, graphite, tobacco and licorice. Densely packed and youthfully closed, but also lush and generous, with sweet flavors of currant, tobacco, earth and spices shaped by firm acids. As sweet as thi... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2002 Pichon-Longueville Baron 750ml



98-99 Points, James Suckling: "I have been waiting for this for a long time. It’s a remake of the legendary 1990 Pichon Baron. Full body, ultra-polished yet powerful tannins and a glorious finish. The will evolve beautifully. The core of fruit and tannins are great. A truly great Pichon Baron." 04/17 96-99 Points, Wine Spectator: "Has the pure, fresh, racy feel of the vintage, which is even more admirable considering the depth of the red currant, plum and cherry preserve flavors at the core and the power of the structure on the back end, pulling in accents of graphite and loam. A thumper of a Pauillac." 4/17 96-98 Poins, Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Pichon-Longueville Baron is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot picked between 3 and 18 October at 39 hectoliters per hectare for estate (therefore the Grand Vin will be less). It is matured in 80% new oak and 20% one year old for 18 months. It has a very intense, extremely pure bouquet with blackberry, bilberry, cedar and graphite notes; it is a straight-down-the-fairway Pauillac. The palate is medium-bodied with a very tensile opening, that seam of graphite penetrating the black fruit. There is a wonderful structure here, unapologetically classic in style with just the right amount of austerity on the aristocratic finish. The aftertaste is incredibly long, lingering after two or three minutes in the mouth. This is a majestic Pichon-Baron and it may well to surpass both the 2009 or 2010." 4/17 #230 93-96 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: "The 2016 Pichon-Longueville Baron is fabulous. In fact, the 2016 is one of the best recent Pichon-Barons I can remember tasting. Smoke, gravel, chocolate, graphite, licorice, leather, black cherry and grilled herbs open up first as the wine shows off its extraordinary aromatic palette. Like so many wines in this vintage, the 2016 delivers serious flavor intensity, but with no excess weight. The richness of the Cabernet, at 85% of the blend, is palpable, as is the quality level. Vivid and deep to the core, the wine finishes with notable density, yet retains its midweight structure." 4/17

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