Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Baron de Pichon-Longueville Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.32501 ratings
9.3565 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Stefan Dolhain

2014 vintage. A classic Pauillac from a cooler vintage. Drinking well already.

2014 vintage. A classic Pauillac from a cooler vintage. Drinking well already.

Mar 20th, 2024
Stefan Dolhain

2019 vintage. An extraordinary wine combining power and elegance. Layered and intense, with impressive purity, haute couture tannins, and an incredibly long finish.

2019 vintage. An extraordinary wine combining power and elegance. Layered and intense, with impressive purity, haute couture tannins, and an incredibly long finish.

Mar 19th, 2024
DAD Wine Lover

Early Birthday present…… 🍷🍷🍷

Early Birthday present…… 🍷🍷🍷

Mar 15th, 2024
Alberto Cdm

Ottimo ottimo

Ottimo ottimo

Feb 27th, 2024
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Happy birthday honey. 🎂🥳🎉❤️

The Chateau that got my wife Sofia to finally love Bordeaux (1995). Expected more from the this property in 2000. But 2000 is still either the stubborn I think it is or just not as good as critically advertised. 20 years in bottle and think it needs at least 10 more years. Also, a touch of v/a-bandaid. It has nice balance with soft fruit & earth. It just lacks the wow factor for the property & vintage. Maybe, it is in a dumb faze. But, I’ve been waiting 20 years for 2000 to come out of its shell. I love this property but it is not up to its reputation…even for lesser vintages. It might be outstanding in another 20. This bottle is a little flawed and perhaps maybe (?) a better 2nd day wine. Tonight it is leaner than I would expect. Ripe; blackberries, black raspberries, plum, dark cherries, poached strawberries. Sweet lead pencil, charcoal, volcanic ash, spice, nutmeg, some cinnamon, vanillin, dry tobacco, sandalwood, limestone, dry crushed rocks , dry pebbles, dark, rich earth w/ dry leaves, dry herbs, hints of Worcestershire sauce, moist clay, withering mid floral bouquet with excellent acidity and a wire to wire finish that is balanced, nicely tensioned and elegance that lasts minutes. One of the few slightly flawed bottles in 25 plus yrs of collecting. I can count them on just over one-hand.

Picture of Sofia picking the 2012 Mouton Rothschild Merlot.

Happy birthday honey. 🎂🥳🎉❤️

The Chateau that got my wife Sofia to finally love Bordeaux (1995). Expected more from the this property in 2000. But 2000 is still either the stubborn I think it is or just not as good as critically advertised. 20 years in bottle and think it needs at least 10 more years. Also, a touch of v/a-bandaid. It has nice balance with soft fruit & earth. It just lacks the wow factor for the property & vintage. Maybe, it is in a dumb faze. But, I’ve been waiting 20 years for 2000 to come out of its shell. I love this property but it is not up to its reputation…even for lesser vintages. It might be outstanding in another 20. This bottle is a little flawed and perhaps maybe (?) a better 2nd day wine. Tonight it is leaner than I would expect. Ripe; blackberries, black raspberries, plum, dark cherries, poached strawberries. Sweet lead pencil, charcoal, volcanic ash, spice, nutmeg, some cinnamon, vanillin, dry tobacco, sandalwood, limestone, dry crushed rocks , dry pebbles, dark, rich earth w/ dry leaves, dry herbs, hints of Worcestershire sauce, moist clay, withering mid floral bouquet with excellent acidity and a wire to wire finish that is balanced, nicely tensioned and elegance that lasts minutes. One of the few slightly flawed bottles in 25 plus yrs of collecting. I can count them on just over one-hand.

Picture of Sofia picking the 2012 Mouton Rothschild Merlot.

Nov 3rd, 2023
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2010 ~ still closed, much potential

Vintage 2010 ~ still closed, much potential

Sep 19th, 2023
Kristin the Wine Girl

Delicious wine from a generous friend, Dr Joe. Juicy red fruit holding up very well with years to come! Herbaceous notes underlie foresty flavors underly cassis and developed red berries.

Delicious wine from a generous friend, Dr Joe. Juicy red fruit holding up very well with years to come! Herbaceous notes underlie foresty flavors underly cassis and developed red berries.

Aug 24th, 2023
LM Segal

Initially bretty and angular, it all blew off after 30 mins revealing a classic Pauillac both full and feminine, lots of cedar and a whiff of candied strawberry. Long finish. Oddly, dropped off after 2 hrs of air, suggesting maybe drink up.

Initially bretty and angular, it all blew off after 30 mins revealing a classic Pauillac both full and feminine, lots of cedar and a whiff of candied strawberry. Long finish. Oddly, dropped off after 2 hrs of air, suggesting maybe drink up.

Aug 21st, 2023
Shay A
9.4

This was served during my annual WWC hosting. Typical format of sparkler, three whites, four reds, one dessert, all served blind.

Poured alongside the 2003 Mondavi VHR as a comparison. 60 cab/40 merlot.

Decanted an hour. The similarities between this and the ‘03 Mondavi VHR the first hour was shocking…even as the host, I wondered if I switched the wines. Slight hint of brett but certainly not overpowering. Leather, herbs de Provence, sweet vanilla pipe tobacco, graphite up front aromatically. Dark roast mocha, red and black berry fruit, cassis, really nice vein of acidity and tannin. This remained unchanged during the lunch. Seems like it’s in a peak window (maybe close to the top?) where I imagine it will hold another 5-7yrs easily before turning more tertiary.

This was served during my annual WWC hosting. Typical format of sparkler, three whites, four reds, one dessert, all served blind.

Poured alongside the 2003 Mondavi VHR as a comparison. 60 cab/40 merlot.

Decanted an hour. The similarities between this and the ‘03 Mondavi VHR the first hour was shocking…even as the host, I wondered if I switched the wines. Slight hint of brett but certainly not overpowering. Leather, herbs de Provence, sweet vanilla pipe tobacco, graphite up front aromatically. Dark roast mocha, red and black berry fruit, cassis, really nice vein of acidity and tannin. This remained unchanged during the lunch. Seems like it’s in a peak window (maybe close to the top?) where I imagine it will hold another 5-7yrs easily before turning more tertiary.

Aug 3rd, 2023
Severn Goodwin

Capitol Region Wine Collectors Club (WCC), Bordeaux; 30 March 2023 at Yono's, Albany, NY

Capitol Region Wine Collectors Club (WCC), Bordeaux; 30 March 2023 at Yono's, Albany, NY

Mar 31st, 2023