2013 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron
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A fresh and pure style, with bright cherry and raspberry fruit and gentle spice shadings on the finish. Shows impressive length and balance.
A complex, elegant nose with layers of sweet black fruit, graphite, a hint of creaminess and some anise. The palate is even more elegant still with beautiful fruit and great length. While a touch light on the mid-palate there's a linear nature to the concentration missing in so many 2013s. With ripe tannins and a very crisp finish, this is well above average for the vintage.
Potentially the best of all the Pauillacs in 2013 (along with Mouton Rothschild), Pichon Baron is dense purple to the rim, which is not typical in this vintage, and exhibits stunning creme de cassis notes along with licorice, forest floor and white flowers. It is medium-bodied, but very complete, with serious texture, impressive purity, depth and ripe tannins on the finish. This is another 2013 that tastes atypically full and impressive. The final blend from a tiny crop at Pichon Longueville Baron was 83% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Merlot. Drink it over the next 12-15 years.
Château Pichon-Longueville Baron
A truly picturesque estate, the twin fairy-tale Pichon Châteaux placed on opposite sides of the road are one of the best in Bordeaux. These wines rank with some of the best in Pauillac. Powerful, extravagant and flawlessly constructed.
Bordering Saint-Estèphe to the north and Saint-Julien to the south, Pauillac boasts three of the five Left Bank Premier Grand Cru Classé (also known as First Growth) estates, including Châteaux Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild and Latour. Gravel-rich vineyards to the northwest and southeast of the town allow the roots of the vines to reach a greater depth than anywhere else in the Médoc, providing impeccable fruit which results in concentrated and complex wines.
Bordeaux is France's most celebrated wine region. With 120,000 hectares under vine and producing over 700 million bottles of wine per year, Bordeaux is not only the most illustrious area, it is also one of the largest wine producing regions on earth.
Although most Bordeaux wines are classified as table wines or Bordeaux Supérieur, the region is better known for being the source for some of the world’s most prestigious fine wines. These include the five distinguished First Growths: Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Latour, Château Margaux, Château Haut-Brion, and ...
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