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Pichon Baron

$239.00

Pichon Baron 1996

2 In-Stock 750ml
WA 91-94
WS 90
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Tasting Notes

WA91

Pichon Longueville Baron's 1996 has turned out to be even better than I thought from cask. The high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend (about 80%) resulted in a wine that has put on weight in the bottle. An opaque purple color is accompanied by beautiful aromas of tobacco, new saddle leather, roasted coffee, and cassis. It is dense, medium to full-bodied, and backward, with moderately high tannin, but plenty of sweet fruit, glycerin, and extract to balance out the wine's structure. This well-endowed, classic Pauillac should be at its finest between 2006-2022.

WS90

Gorgeous aromas of crushed blackberries, currant and citrus fruit. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a fruity, herbal aftertaste. A little hollow on the midpalate. Ready to go.


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The Winery

Château Longueville au Baron de Pichon-Longueville

"Burgundy makes you think of silly things, Bordeaux makes you talk of them and Champagne makes you do them."
- Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Hailing from Pauillac, this Bordeaux deuxieme growth is considered by Bordelaise aficionados to be a “super second”. It would be an understatement to say the wines are comparable to the First Growths, and the wines are as magical as the estate itself, with the Château boasting conical towers that are Sleeping Beauty-esque.

There are two wines produced, Château Longueville au Baron de Pichon-Longueville which is predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon and Les Tourelles de Longueville which is more Merlot. The wines are masculine, brawny yet refined, opulent and full-bodied, and demand a minimum of a decade in the cellar for optimum enjoyment. Vintages to look out for are 1982, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2005.

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