Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Baron de Pichon-Longueville Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.4122 ratings
9.423 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.4

My contribution as part of a left bank vs right bank Bordeaux theme, with all wines tasted blind.

I gave this a double decant of about 3hrs, and I have to say, it was beautifully open and accessible. The power of the vintage comes through on both the nose and palate. Aromatically, it revealed fresh potpourri, cherry, currant pipe tobacco, bay leaf, and leather. It sports a beautiful texture on the palate with a dense mid palate, wrapped in graphite, fleshy black cherries, more notes of tobacco and bold mocha at the finish. This should drink in this delicious window for 5-7yrs before evolving, but is only getting better.

My contribution as part of a left bank vs right bank Bordeaux theme, with all wines tasted blind.

I gave this a double decant of about 3hrs, and I have to say, it was beautifully open and accessible. The power of the vintage comes through on both the nose and palate. Aromatically, it revealed fresh potpourri, cherry, currant pipe tobacco, bay leaf, and leather. It sports a beautiful texture on the palate with a dense mid palate, wrapped in graphite, fleshy black cherries, more notes of tobacco and bold mocha at the finish. This should drink in this delicious window for 5-7yrs before evolving, but is only getting better.

Sep 5th, 2020
Greg Gregory

Whoa, this is rock solid. Tons of time left but after a two hour decant it was sublime.

Whoa, this is rock solid. Tons of time left but after a two hour decant it was sublime.

Apr 17th, 2019
Liz Hale

2005....living up to the hype.

2005....living up to the hype.

Aug 15th, 2018
DAD Wine Lover

Amazing Vintage! Drinking Well 🍷

Amazing Vintage! Drinking Well 🍷

Jun 2nd, 2018
Laura Catena

Perfect moment for this wine - elegant and long - love it

Perfect moment for this wine - elegant and long - love it

Nov 10th, 2015
Angela Bortugno

Simply #BordeauxWines

May 14th, 2015
Barry Wiss, CWE, CSS

Still one of my favorite 2nd growths

Still one of my favorite 2nd growths

Dec 28th, 2014
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

8.0

Brett bomb, very muddled too.

Brett bomb, very muddled too.

Mar 28th, 2014
Natrone Means Business

Holy wow! I don't know if there is such a thing as a "mouthgasm," but I just had it! It has a finish with which you could set the minute hand on your watch! Intense currant with wooly/velvety tannins! I think that they were trying to impress Parker... I'm sure they succeeded.

Holy wow! I don't know if there is such a thing as a "mouthgasm," but I just had it! It has a finish with which you could set the minute hand on your watch! Intense currant with wooly/velvety tannins! I think that they were trying to impress Parker... I'm sure they succeeded.

Nov 5th, 2013
Pierre Gourinchas

Spectacular. And ready to drink. What a treat!

Spectacular. And ready to drink. What a treat!

Sep 14th, 2021