Chateau Pichon Baron Pauillac Deuxieme Cru – 2010

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  •  France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Pauillac

Wine Information

Region

France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Pauillac

Producer

Chateau Pichon Baron

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Red Blend

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Vineyard

Chateau Pichon Baron

Producer

Chateau Pichon Baron

Appellation

Pauillac

Designation

AOP

Classification

Deuxieme Cru

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Vinous
Tasted: 30/01/2019
Drink: 2020-2055
Author: Neal Martin


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/02/2013
Drink: 2018-2048


Administrator Christian Seeley thinks the 2010 is the greatest Pichon Longueville Baron he has ever made, equaling some of the estate's colossal wines from vintages such as 1989 and 1990. It was certainly showing well when I stopped by the chateau in January. Opaque purple, with loads of charcoal, licorice, incense and some exotic Asian spices along with abundant cassis...

...liqueur, blackberry and hints of roasted coffee and spring flowers, it is full-bodied and opulent, with relatively high tannins, but they have sweetened up considerably and seem less aggressive than they did from barrel. The oak is clearly pushed to the background by the wine's wealth of fruit, glycerin and full-bodied texture. This sensational Pichon Longueville Baron needs 5-6 years of cellaring, and should keep 30+ years.


Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/05/2011
Drink: 2015-2040


A prodigious, blockbuster effort from Pichon Longueville Baron, the 2010 is reminiscent of this estate's titanic offerings in 1989 and 1990, but may be even greater with 30 years of longevity. Kudos to proprietor AXA and general director Christian Seeley. It was absolutely compelling on each of the three times I tasted it. Black/purple-colored with super concentration and...

...richness as well as full body, it offers an awesome display of creme de cassis, blackberry liqueur, licorice, camphor and spring flowers. Stunningly pure and unctuously textured with high but sweet, well-integrated tannins, this superstar of the vintage is definitely a wine to purchase as a future. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2040.



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Tasted: 12/11/2012
Drink: 2018-2030


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Area under vines: 73 hectares
Soils: gravel
Average age of the vines: 30 years

Production: 170,000 bottles a year
Planting density: 9000 vines/ha
Aging: in 80% new oak barrels
Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 62%
  • Merlot 33%
  • Cabernet Franc 3%
  • Petit Verdot 2%

Second wine: Les Tourelles de Longueville, Les Griffons de Pichon Baron
  • Average Annual Production: 140 000 Bottles
  • Ageing: 15 months in 50% new oak barrels

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    Chateau Pichon Baron

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    Chateau Pichon Baron, Pauillac, Gironde, France

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