Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron Pauillac 2011 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron Pauillac 2011

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Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron Pauillac 2011 750ml
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Located across from Château Latour and Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, the Pichon-Longueville Baron vineyard is superbly situated on gravelly soil with a full southerly exposure. Some of the vineyard is actually adjacent to that of Chateau Latour, and both properties produce full-bodied reds rich in tannin and structure. Pichon Baron is also the flagship estate of the AXA wine portfolio. Located in Pauillac, Pichon Baron extremely high quality Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines. A blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, with smaller percentages of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, the style is one of ripe, intense red and black fruits with lovely floral notes and vanillan oak woven into the palate, along with structured, balanced tannins for long term cellar aging. The label is made in Reims, Champagne, by an old fashioned printer who is the only maker known to still use a method which sprays copper ink over a type of stencil to make these beautiful labels which are clearly one-of-a-kind.

Planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the 2nd Growth estate of Pichon-Baron, has vines which average 30+ years. The property consistently produces top flight wines, and is often referred to as a 'super-second' performing well above its official pedigree. AXA hired Jean-Michel Cazes formerlof 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
Region France, Bordeaux, Pauillac
Brand Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron
  • js93

James SucklingVery pretty aromas of currants and blueberries with hints of flowers. Full body with silky tannins and a fruity finish. Refined. Very polished tannins. 92-93

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Wine SpectatorShows a taut feel for now, with lots of cassis and blackberry fruit, lined with iron and bramble notes. Dark and well-toasted yet integrated overall, this should stretch out after moderate cellaring, as there's an ample core of dark, fleshy fruit. Best from 2016 through 2028.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2014
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Wine AdvocateIts bigger, more famous sibling, the 2011 Pichon Longueville Baron exhibits a dense ruby/purple color, an opulent mouthfeel for a 2011, silky tannins and no hard edges. Medium-bodied and well-endowed, it is a major success in this vintage. It should hit its stride in 3-4 years and last for 15+.

Robert Parker, April 2014