Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron Pauillac 2019


Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron Pauillac 2019

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97-99 points Jeb Dunnuck
The flagship 2019 Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron from this brilliant address is based on 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Merlot that will spend 18 months in 80% new French oak. The highest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon ever for Pichon Baron it has a beautiful bouquet of pure creme de cassis fruit intermixed with Pauillac-driven notes of lead pencil shavings graphite unsmoked tobacco and damp earth. Dense concentrated backward and tight on the palate it's nevertheless flawlessly balanced has a vibrant pure texture good acidity and building tannins. The higher Cabernet percentage really gives this beauty a more focused serious vibe and the cellar is going to be your friend on this one. Regardless it's a majestic heavenly wine in the making.

99 points James Suckling
Blackberries and blueberries with stone and graphite. Flint and black licorice too. So perfumed. Full-bodied very long and linear with incredible length. The new 1990 but better crafted. Chewy yet so tailored and wonderfully proportioned. Freshness and elegance. Wonderful depth. 87% cabernet sauvignon rest merlot. The highest ever proportion of cabernet. Try after 2026.

97 points Wine Spectator
Expressive and vibrant with a cassis bush aroma that leaps to the forefront followed quickly by sleek and dense black currant black Mission fig and black cherry preserve flavors flanked by a racy graphite note. Shows a burst of sweet bay leaf and savory accents through the finish as the fruit takes an encore before zooming off. A serious wine with a hint of bling. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2025 through 2045. 13821 cases made.

97 points Vinous
The 2019 Pichon-Baron is magnificent. In fact the 2019 is one of the very finest recent vintages I can remember tasting. Cabernet Sauvignon is the highest ever in the Grand Vin at 87%. That comes through in the wine's vibrancy explosive power and overall profile. Dark cherry plum gravel licorice and incense infuse the 2019 with tremendous depth to match its virile personality. Pichon-Baron was impressive from barrel and it is again today from bottle. Superb.

97+ points Wine Advocate
The 2019 Pichon-Longueville Baron will go down as one of this chateau's great wines of the modern era along with 2016 2010 and 1989. Unfurling in the glass with aromas of cassis and plums mingled with notions of cigar wrapper sweet loamy soil and violets it's full-bodied velvety and layered with superb concentration lively acids and rich powdery tannins. Perfumed and resonant this is a profound young Pauillac that bears more of a resemblance to its neighbor Chateau Latour than to Pichon Lalande this year. Pichon Baron was one of the great deals of the en primeur campaign and readers who purchased futures are to be congratulated on their foresight. The numbers speak for themselves: until 2000 Pichon-Longueville Baron produced some 350000 bottles per year; since 2001 that figure has fallen to 160000. Managing director Christian Seely's first decision on arriving at the property was to reduce production focusing the grand vin on Cabernet Sauvignon growing on the deep gravel terraces opposite Chateau Latour that have always been the heart of this historic estate and which were the source of the great duo of 1989 and 1990 before being joined by other holdings after a series of acquisitions in the early 1990s. The results speak for themselves in the form of a series of excellent vintages and things improved further with the construction of a new barrel cellar in 2006 permitting better temperature control and more precision during elevage. In style Pichon Baron these days has more in common stylistically with the depth and structure of Latour than it does with the perfumed sensuality of its sibling Pichon Lalande; and in quality it's clearly one of contemporary Bordeaux's greatest wines. It's hard to know whether 2010 2016 or 2019 will emerge as the best Pichon Baron of the decade and of Seely's tenure up to the time of writing but what is certain is that the 2019 is a striking wine that any Bordeaux lover would want to have in their cellar.