Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Les Tourelles de Longueville Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.0283 ratings
9.029 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.3

Still kicking, plush fruit that was withering away. Structure had faded away. Undefined finish. Tasty, but nothing to write home about.

Still kicking, plush fruit that was withering away. Structure had faded away. Undefined finish. Tasty, but nothing to write home about.

Feb 24th, 2019
Jay Kline

Picked one of these up for a really good price and figured I’d give it a try in case I should go back and grab more. Popped and poured; consumed over eight hours. Pours really dark purple; opaque at the core. Initially, the nose was a little awkward with a sort of metallic smell (like licking a battery and yes, it’s one of this smells like something tastes things) developing shortly after opening. However, after about 30 minutes of air, the metallic thing was long gone and in its place was dark cherry, cassis, graphite, tobacco, a bit of a floral thing and some tilled earth. This only gained power and balance as time went on and the last glass was best. Honestly, this is astoundingly good QPR for sub $35 but it does need some patience at this stage. Give it some serious air if you must drink now or hold for 3-5 years in the cellar. Who knows, it could go longer considering the quality of the Chateau. I’ll buy more at this price.

Picked one of these up for a really good price and figured I’d give it a try in case I should go back and grab more. Popped and poured; consumed over eight hours. Pours really dark purple; opaque at the core. Initially, the nose was a little awkward with a sort of metallic smell (like licking a battery and yes, it’s one of this smells like something tastes things) developing shortly after opening. However, after about 30 minutes of air, the metallic thing was long gone and in its place was dark cherry, cassis, graphite, tobacco, a bit of a floral thing and some tilled earth. This only gained power and balance as time went on and the last glass was best. Honestly, this is astoundingly good QPR for sub $35 but it does need some patience at this stage. Give it some serious air if you must drink now or hold for 3-5 years in the cellar. Who knows, it could go longer considering the quality of the Chateau. I’ll buy more at this price.

Nov 9th, 2018
Meredith Hu

Ruby with garnet tone, elevated concentration and staining, tart blackberries and black cherries. Crushed rocks and pyrazene. Moderate acidity, elevated ripe tannins. Elevated to full body. Long finish. Moderate influence small French oak. [Super Seconds!]

Ruby with garnet tone, elevated concentration and staining, tart blackberries and black cherries. Crushed rocks and pyrazene. Moderate acidity, elevated ripe tannins. Elevated to full body. Long finish. Moderate influence small French oak. [Super Seconds!]

Mar 18th, 2018
Allison Lyzenga

Medium ruby; clean, medium intensity aromas of blackberry, black currant, black currant leaf, forest floor, vanilla, toast; developing; dry, medium, acid, medium+ tannins, medium alcohol, medium+ bodied, pronounced intensity flavors of black currant, blackberry, black currant leaf, tobacco, graphite, vanilla, medium+finish

Medium ruby; clean, medium intensity aromas of blackberry, black currant, black currant leaf, forest floor, vanilla, toast; developing; dry, medium, acid, medium+ tannins, medium alcohol, medium+ bodied, pronounced intensity flavors of black currant, blackberry, black currant leaf, tobacco, graphite, vanilla, medium+finish

Sep 17th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.8

Blackberries, dark cherries, lots of cigar, lead pencil, cooked green pepper, dark moist soil, dry gravel, leathery, decent acid, round earthier fruit finish. I would hold another 5 years before opening. Second wine from Pichon Baron.

Blackberries, dark cherries, lots of cigar, lead pencil, cooked green pepper, dark moist soil, dry gravel, leathery, decent acid, round earthier fruit finish. I would hold another 5 years before opening. Second wine from Pichon Baron.

2 people found it helpfulNov 21st, 2016
Robbie Ward

A bit prim and proper. Lacking in charm but decent enough. Nothing to get too excited about

A bit prim and proper. Lacking in charm but decent enough. Nothing to get too excited about

1 person found it helpfulNov 24th, 2015
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.1

A little lamb & Pauillac for Sunday night. This '12 is quite primary at 5 years and shows great promise for the future. Lots of dense cassis fruit and very good balancing acidity.

A little lamb & Pauillac for Sunday night. This '12 is quite primary at 5 years and shows great promise for the future. Lots of dense cassis fruit and very good balancing acidity.

Apr 10th, 2017
Kevin Ortzman

Plum and dark berry notes with a hint of graphite, cedar and minerality. Soft and silky on the palate with a medium finish.

Plum and dark berry notes with a hint of graphite, cedar and minerality. Soft and silky on the palate with a medium finish.

Mar 30th, 2017
frank delzio

Great 2nd label....over delivers for the $$$$$

Great 2nd label....over delivers for the $$$$$

Mar 18th, 2017
Scott Cunningham

Owner/Importer Bottleneck Wines

9.0

2000v. Thought I found this gem in a wine store in Hawaii for $75. Unfortunately it didn't show as well as I expected based on the other user reviews for this wine. Classic aged Bordeaux, raspberry, pencil lead, smooth, smooth oak tannins. A touch of brown in color.

2000v. Thought I found this gem in a wine store in Hawaii for $75. Unfortunately it didn't show as well as I expected based on the other user reviews for this wine. Classic aged Bordeaux, raspberry, pencil lead, smooth, smooth oak tannins. A touch of brown in color.

Mar 16th, 2017