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2009 Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron, Pauillac

A$459.00
Availability: In stock
SKU
PICBAR09
98

(67% cabernet sauvignon and 33% merlot; 13.8% alcohol; 80% new oak)

 Deep red with purple highlights. Lovely, scented nose hints at red berry cocktail, dark plum, blackcurrant and minerals, plus a hint of sweet spices. Then very smooth on the palate, with ripe black fruit and delicate spice flavors framed by lively acids and satiny tannins. Finishes long and pure, with a lingering black pepper note. 
A wonderfully complex wine that owing to its perfectly balanced, almost weightless mouth feel will probably always be deceptively easy to drink, even though it will last longer than you or I. In fact, this is the most refined, sophisticated version of Pichon-Baron I can recall at a similarly young age. One of the top wines of the vintage.

98 pts - RPJ

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 colour 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.

Robert Parker Jr 
Wine Advocate #199 Feb 2012

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Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Traditional
Country France
Region Pauillac
Varietals Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Vintage 2009
Bottle Size 750ml
Wine Points 98
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