Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Baron de Pichon-Longueville Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.518 ratings
9.65 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Joe D'Angelo

The 2016 Château Pichon Baron is drop-dead stunning and one of the most compelling and complete wines from the vintage. Composed of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, this begins with wonderfully complex aromatics of ripe dark currants, sweet exotic spices, roasted coffee grounds, fresh florals, graphite and hints of loam which all come together seamlessly in the glass. On the palate this follows through and continues to thoroughly impress with its full body and beautifully polished, yet supportive tannins and a deep core of ripe fruit. It demonstrates remarkable depth and concentration along with outstanding balance and finesse leading up to the long, graceful finish. This wine has it all and while it is already quite fascinating in its youth it is ultimately built for the long term. This is an epic vintage for Pichon Baron, and could eventually go down as one the greatest wines ever from this legendary Château.

The 2016 Château Pichon Baron is drop-dead stunning and one of the most compelling and complete wines from the vintage. Composed of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, this begins with wonderfully complex aromatics of ripe dark currants, sweet exotic spices, roasted coffee grounds, fresh florals, graphite and hints of loam which all come together seamlessly in the glass. On the palate this follows through and continues to thoroughly impress with its full body and beautifully polished, yet supportive tannins and a deep core of ripe fruit. It demonstrates remarkable depth and concentration along with outstanding balance and finesse leading up to the long, graceful finish. This wine has it all and while it is already quite fascinating in its youth it is ultimately built for the long term. This is an epic vintage for Pichon Baron, and could eventually go down as one the greatest wines ever from this legendary Château.

Mar 7th, 2019
Ken Z
9.5

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami.  All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken.  Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together.  Many will likely improve a few points with time.

Delicious dark fruit, but I preferred the Pichon Lalande. A stunning wine nonetheless. Will age many years.

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami.  All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken.  Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together.  Many will likely improve a few points with time.

Delicious dark fruit, but I preferred the Pichon Lalande. A stunning wine nonetheless. Will age many years.

Jan 26th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.5

Gorgeous mouth feel, dark brooding fruits, ripe, sexy, stunning and will be star of the vintage, perfect length, structure, balance, acidity and an unreal unbelievable finish this young. The kids are going to love this vintage.

Gorgeous mouth feel, dark brooding fruits, ripe, sexy, stunning and will be star of the vintage, perfect length, structure, balance, acidity and an unreal unbelievable finish this young. The kids are going to love this vintage.

Jan 26th, 2019
Matt Duncan

Blamo!

Blamo!

Apr 11th, 2017
Max Kelly

Wow. From half bottle.

Wow. From half bottle.

Mar 27th, 2020
John Van Trijp

En Primeur Tasting 2016 Vintage in Bordeaux

En Primeur Tasting 2016 Vintage in Bordeaux

Apr 4th, 2017
Jeff Loo

Wow...Cabernet really is king in 2016. This is complex beyond complex. This will be a buy. Amazing job here. 95-97pts

Wow...Cabernet really is king in 2016. This is complex beyond complex. This will be a buy. Amazing job here. 95-97pts

Apr 2nd, 2017
Alex Shaw

Amazing length and balance. Vibrant acidity and minerality. Stunning.#bdx16 #enprimeur

Amazing length and balance. Vibrant acidity and minerality. Stunning.#bdx16 #enprimeur

Apr 2nd, 2017
Leona Hee

Suckling 2016 $130

Suckling 2016 $130

Mar 23rd, 2017
Marc Smoler

Sales Hart Davis Hart Wine Co.

9.7

Marc had this 3 years ago

Marc had this 3 years ago

Apr 10th, 2017