Chateau Latour's Incredible Neighbor - Chateau Pichon
Featuring today a 99+ Point & 98 Point "Super Second" 2010 & 2015 Chateau Pichon-Longueville, Baron! Antonio Galloni says, "Pichon-Baron that is first becoming the First Growth for those who are not bothered whether it says First Growth on the label." Just so you know, the 2015 Latour was also awarded 98 Points. Pichon Baron produces high-quality wine for a fraction of the cost of its legendary neighbor Chateau Latour. By a fraction, note that a 2010 Latour will run $1,400! Now, I would love to collect a Latour and then drink a similar 99+ Point Pichon Baron! The holidays are a perfect time to SHARE!
Situated in the appellation Pauillac on the Left Bank, the land which features quaternary gravel deposits and sand making, this is a winemaking paradise. Pichon Baron's vineyard is planted with 65% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot. The Grand Vin is made with grapes from the oldest vines (80+ years) on the estate’s historic plots. The best examples are quintessential Pauillac showing layers of unctuous, vanilla-scented, blackcurrant and cassis fruit, intermingled with cigar box and graphite aromas.
A fraction of the price of it's First Growth neighbor, drink these incredible Pauillac or splurge a little for those special moments and pickup a 1989 Vintage! Hurry as our inventory is limited and once they are gone, they are gone!
"Borderline perfection in a bottle, the 2010 Pichon-Longueville Baron (79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot) boasts a saturated purple color as well as truly extraordinary aromatics of crème de cassis, licorice, crushed rock-like minerality, graphite, and spring flowers. Possessing full-bodied richness, a huge, unctuous mid-palate, and building tannin, it shows the purity, grandeur, and precision that makes this vintage so remarkable. Hide bottles for another 4-5 years, count yourself lucky, and enjoy bottles over the following 2-3 decades." February 2018
2010 Pichon-Longueville Baron | Jeb Dunnuck 99+
"Reminding me of the 1990, the 2015 Chateau Pichon Baron is a sensational bottle of wine made from 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot that spent 18 months in 80% new French oak. Boasting a deep purple color as well as awesome notes of black raspberries, toasted spices, cassis, lead pencil shavings, tobacco leaf and building minerality, this full-bodied, concentrated 2015 has sweet tannin, a great texture, and a big, big finish. Pauillac all the way, with both opulence and finesse, forget bottles of 4-5 years and enjoy anytime over the following two to three decades. This is a match for the 2009, 2000, and 1990." November 2017
2015 Pichon-Longueville Baron | Jeb Dunnuck 98
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