Pichon Baron

About Pichon-Longueville Baron

The neo-classical turrets of Château Longueville au Baron de Pichon-Longueville are amongst the most iconic images of Bordelaise grandeur in the entire region. For many years, Pichon existed as one exceedingly large property, consisting of some 50 hectares of stunning terroir in the legendary commune of Pauillac.

 

Death and marriage, the two great catalysts for change in 19th century France, resulted in the split we see today between this great property, and its sister Pichon Lalande.

 

Remarkably for two estates which were once one, their styles are dramatically individual - at least in the modern era. Lalande quickly garnered a reputation of feminine elegance rightly or wrongly, but most likely in its early years as a result of being under female ownership, and has undoubtedly pursued this identity in its wines of recent years. Baron, conversely, was considered the more overtly powerful and structured of the two.

 

The slew of excellent reviews from the world's leading critics for multiple vintages of this estate repeatedly marvel at the remarkable power of the tannins, and the breath-taking concentration always judged to perfection. Quality has certainly increased dramatically at this château, largely due to a ruthless reduction in the quantity of Grand Vin produced.

 

The team at Pichon Baron decided to focus almost exclusively on the very best site available to this "Super Second", a gravel plateau opposite Château Latour, for their first wine - the rest, and the vast majority, is consigned to two very impressive second wines.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Les Tourelles De Longueville 2005 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,415.40
2005

Les Tourelles De Longueville 2005 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (90)

Wonderful aromas of crushed raspberry, Indian spices and flowers follow through to a full body, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. The second wine of Pichon-Longueville-Baron. Best after 2011. -JS
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Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 90 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,415.40
Pichon Baron 2005 (6x150cl)
Inc. TAX: €2,543.40
2005

Pichon Baron 2005 (6x150cl)

Wine & Spirit Magazine (96)

Baron was trapped in its oak en primeur, seeming flashy, luscious and soft. Now bottled and shipped, it has the unremitting tannic power of the vintage, balanced by unrelenting purity of fruit that somehow manages to anesthetize the monstrous tannin, to soften the extremely dry, mineral-bound finish into a caress. The wine may be bombastic, but it's also succulent and as sweet as a ripe black raspberry. It's easy to imagine this wine 50 years from now, in impeccable condition.
Original Wooden case In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x150cl 1 96 (WSM) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €2,543.40
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Les Tourelles De Longueville 2005 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €1,150.00
2005

Les Tourelles De Longueville 2005 (12x75cl)

Wine Spectator (90)

Wonderful aromas of crushed raspberry, Indian spices and flowers follow through to a full body, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. The second wine of Pichon-Longueville-Baron. Best after 2011. -JS
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 90 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,150.00
Pichon Baron 2005 (6x150cl)
In Bond: €2,090.00
2005

Pichon Baron 2005 (6x150cl)

Wine & Spirit Magazine (96)

Baron was trapped in its oak en primeur, seeming flashy, luscious and soft. Now bottled and shipped, it has the unremitting tannic power of the vintage, balanced by unrelenting purity of fruit that somehow manages to anesthetize the monstrous tannin, to soften the extremely dry, mineral-bound finish into a caress. The wine may be bombastic, but it's also succulent and as sweet as a ripe black raspberry. It's easy to imagine this wine 50 years from now, in impeccable condition.
Original Wooden case In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x150cl 1 96 (WSM) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,090.00

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