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Château Pichon-Longueville Baron 2005

$632.00 per bottle

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Château Pichon-Longueville Baron, a leading Pauillac 2éme Cru Classé estate, is one of Bordeaux's most illustrious "super seconds". In 1987 it was bought by the AXA Millésimes Group, who also own Cantenac-Brown, Petit-Village, and Suduiraut.

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Château Pichon-Longueville Baron, a leading Pauillac 2éme Cru Classé estate, is one of Bordeaux's most illustrious "super seconds". In 1987 it was bought by the AXA Millésimes Group, who also own Cantenac-Brown, Petit-Village, and Suduiraut.

AXA built a state-of-the-art cuverie and chai at Pichon-Longueville Baron, while, in 2000, Christian Seely took over from Jean-Michel Cazes as as general manager. Pichon-Longueville Baron's 73-hectare vineyard (70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Franc) runs adjacent to that of Château Latour and lies on deep gravel beds.

The Cabernet-dominated Pichon-Longueville Baron is a more muscular, tannic, and full-bodied wine than that of its neighbour across the road, Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. The grand vin is Château Longueville au Baron de Pichon-Longueville. The second wine is Les Tourelles de Longueville, introduced with the 1986 vintage. The best examples of Pichon-Longueville Baron have layer upon layer of unctuous, vanilla-scented, blackcurrant and cassis fruit, intermingled with cigar box and lead pencil shaving aromas. They require cellaring for at least 10 years.

Robert Parker
Robert Parker
94 As usual, this superb Pauillac possesses an inky/blue/black colour in addition to a big, sweet nose of graphite, charcoal, burning embers, black currant liqueur, and toasty vanillin from new oak casks. Full-bodied with high but sweet, well-integrated tannins, the 2005 Pichon Baron is more backward than the blockbuster 2003 or prodigious 2000. Nevertheless, it is a superb effort whose power, length, and tannic structure suggest it should be at its peak between 2015-2035.
Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson MW
17/20 Rich, seductive, spicy, exotic, masses of ripe fruits. Full and rich, quite smoky, exotic, seductive, but also with tremendous power. Richness and length.
Name Château Pichon-Longueville Baron
Vintage 2005
Type Rouge / Red
Appellation Pauillac
Classification 2em Cru Classé (2nd growth)
Grape Varieties Cabernet Sauvignon; Merlot; Cabernet Franc
Format 750ml
Average Age of Vines 35 years old
Production 240,000 bottles
Soil Deep gravel and clay
Winemaking 15-17 days' fermentation and maceration in stainless steel tanks
Ageing 15-18 months in oak barrels (70% new oak)
Website http://www.pichonbaron.com/
Food Pairings Beef; Mushrooms; Grilled Meat
Occasions Romantic Dinner; Celebrations; Business Dinner; Anniversary
When to Drink Enjoy over the next 20 Years