Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron Pauillac 2015 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron Pauillac 2015

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Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron Pauillac 2015
$199.00
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$159.99

SKU 04596

750ml Bottle

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Planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the iconic 2nd Growth estate of Pichon-Longueville, also known as Pichon Baron, has vines which average 30+ years. The property consistently produces topflight wines, and is often referred to as a 'super-second' performing well above its official pedigree. Located across from Chateau Latour and Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, the vineyard is superbly situated on gravelly soil with a full southerly exposure, and much of the vineyard is adjacent to that of Chateau Latour. Pichon Baron is today owned by AXA, who hired Jean-Michel Cazes of Lynch-Bages to oversee the vineyard and winemaking in the early 1980s through 2000 which initiated a quality renaissance that continues today.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region France, Bordeaux, Pauillac
Brand Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron
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Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Pichon Baron is a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon and 23% Merlot picked between 18 September until 9 October. Apparently Christian Seely made use of four additional 80-hectolitre wooden vats that augmented his stainless steel vessels. It has a very pure bouquet with lifted blackcurrant, blueberry and graphite aromas, beautifully delineated, the oak seamlessly embroidered with the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin. This is disarmingly and utterly harmonious with a startling mineral core. Possibly the most sensual Pichon Baron that I have tasted at this nascent juncture, it gently unfolds in the mouth and leaves with an enormously persistent finish that leaves the senses tingling. If you want to know whether this 2015 is up there with the 2009 or 2010, the answer is unquestionably yes. 96-98

Neal Martin, April 2016
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Wine EnthusiastBarrel Sample. The increasing quantity of Cabernet in this top wine from Pichon-Longueville shows in the purity of fruit and in the firm, dark tannins. It is dark, dense and concentrated with very fine acidity and a pure line of black currant fruits. Despite its fruitiness, it will certainly age well and long.

Roger Voss, 2016