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Château Pichon-Longueville





Grape Blend:

Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot

Château Pichon Longueville Baron, 2ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2009

12x75cl £1,470.00

1 case

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Tasting Note:

Despite the proximity, the two Pichons are stylistically a world apart. That is not to say that one is better than the other, this is down to personal preference. Pichon Longueville (Baron) is the flagship estate in the AXA empire, and there seems to be a clear decision to produce modern, sexy wines here. Expressive, really perfumed, polished Pauillac bouquet. This possesses stunning texture; ripe cassis attack, fresh, intense and velvety textured. Baron 2009 is almost thick such is its opulence, yet it still retains sufficient lift and structure to balance the mass of fruit. An impressive Baron.
"Revealing incredible quality and performing better than it did from barrel, the 2009 appears to be the greatest Pichon Longueville Baron since the 1990 and 1989. An amazing opaque blue/purple color is followed by scents of spring flowers, graphite, smoky charcoal, incense, blackberries, blueberries and hints of coffee and chocolate. Incredibly intense, pure and flawlessly constructed with extravagant layers of fruit and richness, this offering has developed beautifully under the management of Christian Seeley. It is a voluptuous, opulent Pichon Longueville Baron that may eclipse anything they have made in the past. This brilliant wine should be at its peak between 2018 and 2045." 98/100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #199

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