Château Pichon Longueville Baron, Second Growth Pauillac, Bordeaux, France, 2005
Grapes: A blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, 73ha vineyard on gravel/pebbles/sandy soil, 35 year average vine age, Yield 35hl/ha, 15 months' ageing in French oak barrels (80% new)
Chateau Tasting Note:
Still young and feisty, Château Pichon Baron 2005 expresses both reserve and distinction. Dark, almost black, in colour; the fruit bursts onto the palate, enhanced by gentle ageing. The impressive structure becomes more refined after breathing, an essential stage for this wine which needs time to reveal its character.
Jean-René Matignon - Technical Director - July 2015
Critics' Tasting Notes:
"Continuing to edge closer to maturity, this stunner offers everything you want in classic Pauillac. Loaded with tobacco leaf, cigar box, cedar, red and black currants, forest leaf and smoke, the wine is full-bodied, concentrated, tannic and expressive on the nose and palate. It could take 5 years to reach its peak, but with 2 hours in the decanter now, it is already a stunning tasting experience."
98/100 points, jeff Leve, THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER, June 2021
"Garnet with brick at the rim. Lovely depth of fruit on the nose – luscious and full. Smoke and cedar as it opens. Round and gourmand on attack with a touch of sweetness but still very fresh. Tannins solid and firm but wrapped in generous fruit. Long, persistent finish. A lot going on." Drink 2018-2035
17.5/20 points, James Lawther MW, JancisRobinson.com, March 2023
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- Primary Grape/Blend:
- Bordeaux Blend
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