2018 Château Pichon-Baron Longueville Pauillac

About the Wine

Pichon Baron is an iconic castle in Pauillac that has stunning turrets and sits less than 1,000 meters from Chateau Latour

  • #12 of Top 100 Cellar Selections ~Wine Enthusiast
  • A 2nd Growth Grand Cru Classified Bordeaux
  • Considered One of the Finest Vintages EVER from This Historic Estate
  • 96-99 Point Vintage, Jeb Dunnuck

Tasting Notes: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot. The color of Château Pichon Baron 2018 is intense deep garnet red. The nose is expressive and delicate, offering a wonderfully aromatic range of summer berries, black cherries, and blueberries, very lightly underpinned by a toasted spiciness. The attack is mellow and the palate, like the nose, is precise and refined. Well-integrated woodiness and delicate, velvety tannins carried by ripe and generous fruit. The finish is juicy and precise. There is overall opulence and denseness from start to finish.

This wine is harmonious, with an impressive balance between the fruit and the delicate tannins.

Reviews

This great estate in southern Pauillac, facing the Latour vineyard, is at the top of its game. In this release, the tannins are as impressive and dense as the black fruits. Together they form a harmonious ensemble, richly structured, concentrated from the many old vines in the blend, and very ageworthy. Drink from 2027. Cellar Selection~100 Wine Enthusiast

The 2018 Château Pichon Baron takes the prize as the star of the vintage. TASTING NOTES: This wine excels in all categories—aroma, flavors, balance, concentration, and style. It offers aromas and flavors of extracted black fruit, hints of licorice, oak, and other still to be revealed nuances. Give it time in the cellar before popping its cork ~100 Wilfred Wong

Generous aromatics of dark berry fruit, caramel, and spice are clear indicators of a warm vintage, but there are also floral notes and no heaviness whatsoever. There is juicy, savory substance on the palate, sustained by gossamer tannins of surprising delicacy, but lurking underneath is the power so characteristic of this vintage. A few years of cellaring will be needed for the terroir expression to hit its stride. ~99 Decanter

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