Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Baron de Pichon-Longueville Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.3101 ratings
9.223 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

I have to say this is my favorite Chateau to stand in front of and gaze. On the nose, spice, wild blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, black plum, plum, leather, cedar, dark moist soil, wet stones, mint, tobacco leaf and dark fresh & dry flowers. It's drinking nicely with silty medium-medium + tannins & full bodied. Ruby, ripe wild blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, black plum, plum, leather, cedar, dark moist soil, wet stones, crushed dry minerals, mint, tobacco leaf and violets, dark fresh & dry flowers. The acidity is round and mouthwatering. The long finish has great elegance, beauty, length, tension & balance. It's just starting to hit it's stride and has plenty of life ahead of it. Another 15-20 years. Who said 04 was a difficult vintage? This will continue to improve and will stun with another 10 years in bottle. Photos of the the exterior Chateau front & side, tasting room and Christian Seely Managing Director. Chateau Pichon Baron and Chateau Pichon Lalande were originally part of the same estate. Pichon Baron got it's name when Therese, daughter of the founder, received the estate as a dowry when she married Jacques de Pichon Longueville the first President of the Bordeaux Parliament. Chateau Pichon Baron changed because of the Baron Joseph de Pichon Longueville. He took over managing Pichon Baron when he was only 19 years old! When the Baron passed away at 90 in 1850, he divided his Pauillac estate. The sons were awarded what became Chateau Pichon Baron and the daughters were given what later became Chateau Pichon Lalande. Pichon Baron went through three rough decades in the 60's, 70's and 80's. Part of the issues were, lack of investment and they machine harvested. The first really great vintages for them were 89 & 90 after Jean Rene Matignon, Jean-Michel Cazes join them and AXA Insurance Company purchased them adding capital. The 73 hectare vineyard of Chateau Pichon Baron are planted to 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. However, the Cabernet Franc and the Petit Verdot are reserved exclusively for the second wine. The terroir is mostly deep gravel, sand clay soils. Pichon Baron uses 80% new French oak and rests in barrel 18 months. @ FogoDeChao

I have to say this is my favorite Chateau to stand in front of and gaze. On the nose, spice, wild blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, black plum, plum, leather, cedar, dark moist soil, wet stones, mint, tobacco leaf and dark fresh & dry flowers. It's drinking nicely with silty medium-medium + tannins & full bodied. Ruby, ripe wild blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, black plum, plum, leather, cedar, dark moist soil, wet stones, crushed dry minerals, mint, tobacco leaf and violets, dark fresh & dry flowers. The acidity is round and mouthwatering. The long finish has great elegance, beauty, length, tension & balance. It's just starting to hit it's stride and has plenty of life ahead of it. Another 15-20 years. Who said 04 was a difficult vintage? This will continue to improve and will stun with another 10 years in bottle. Photos of the the exterior Chateau front & side, tasting room and Christian Seely Managing Director. Chateau Pichon Baron and Chateau Pichon Lalande were originally part of the same estate. Pichon Baron got it's name when Therese, daughter of the founder, received the estate as a dowry when she married Jacques de Pichon Longueville the first President of the Bordeaux Parliament. Chateau Pichon Baron changed because of the Baron Joseph de Pichon Longueville. He took over managing Pichon Baron when he was only 19 years old! When the Baron passed away at 90 in 1850, he divided his Pauillac estate. The sons were awarded what became Chateau Pichon Baron and the daughters were given what later became Chateau Pichon Lalande. Pichon Baron went through three rough decades in the 60's, 70's and 80's. Part of the issues were, lack of investment and they machine harvested. The first really great vintages for them were 89 & 90 after Jean Rene Matignon, Jean-Michel Cazes join them and AXA Insurance Company purchased them adding capital. The 73 hectare vineyard of Chateau Pichon Baron are planted to 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. However, the Cabernet Franc and the Petit Verdot are reserved exclusively for the second wine. The terroir is mostly deep gravel, sand clay soils. Pichon Baron uses 80% new French oak and rests in barrel 18 months. @ FogoDeChao

1 person found it helpfulJul 14th, 2017
Jonathan Maltus

Really lovely - Happy Birthday Deidre....

Really lovely - Happy Birthday Deidre....

Jul 7th, 2016
Francis Wilden

Director Francis Wilden Food & Wine Consulting

9.0

2004 vintage: been some time since I've tasted youngish BORDEAUX. This wad surprisingly and pleasingly plump for what was a challenging vintage. Nicely textured entry, lively mid palate, finishes w reasonable length and fruit. Reminded me of a hi quality Margaret River cab of similar age. Very drinkable.

2004 vintage: been some time since I've tasted youngish BORDEAUX. This wad surprisingly and pleasingly plump for what was a challenging vintage. Nicely textured entry, lively mid palate, finishes w reasonable length and fruit. Reminded me of a hi quality Margaret River cab of similar age. Very drinkable.

Sep 30th, 2015
Christanna Honer

Awwww yeah. A bouquet of assorted leathers, cigar box, menthol, cologne, basically this is aged Bordeaux strutting its stuff. Hands down winner.

Awwww yeah. A bouquet of assorted leathers, cigar box, menthol, cologne, basically this is aged Bordeaux strutting its stuff. Hands down winner.

Aug 18th, 2015
Alvaro Bustillos

Napa rc jh3 jova
08/2015
Le torc

Napa rc jh3 jova
08/2015
Le torc

Sep 30th, 2019
Courtney Nisbeth

⚜️ 2004 Cru Classe en 1855 🇫🇷 Christmas Eve

⚜️ 2004 Cru Classe en 1855 🇫🇷 Christmas Eve

Dec 25th, 2018
Thijs Hendriks

Wow! Sleeper!!!

Wow! Sleeper!!!

Sep 8th, 2017
David Schneider

Even in a fair vintage, a great wine maker can make great wine. From a 375

Even in a fair vintage, a great wine maker can make great wine. From a 375

May 25th, 2017
Brian Messineo

Red fruits, cigar box, a little earthiness with some silkiness on the palate. A good wine for the vintage.

Red fruits, cigar box, a little earthiness with some silkiness on the palate. A good wine for the vintage.

May 20th, 2017