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Community Tasting Notes (432) Avg Score: 93.7 points

  • This bottle is pretty tight and not showing as much on the nose or palate as the last bottle tasted but it's still fresh and vigorous in a vin de garde style. Silky and smooth texture with dark flavors of smoky black fruits along with notes of tar and graphite. The finish is still fairly tannic with firm acidity and nice complexity underneath with more minerals and dark spices. This particular bottle, which was decanted for 1 hour, needs more time. 93+

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  • Cellared since release, perfect cork and fill. Audouzed 8 hours. Dark red to rim, great forward nose of dark fruits, pencil shavings and clean moist earth. Full-bodied, great balance, modedate complexity, long finish. Outstanding, should drink wee for many years. Outstanding.

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  • First from the Widow Grosjean collection. Bottle, capsule, cork, fill in good shape. First taste and glass good, balanced and complex. Second night under pump still good, but not as much. Not sure what to make of it all.

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  • Very typical Pauillac in style. Nose was full of cedar and cigar box. It had a slight funk to it upon opening but that faded. I decanted the bottle and used distilled water to clean out the bottle and then decanted back into the bottle. There was a lot of fine sediment in the bottom but it washed out nicely. I let it breathe in the bottle for 2 - 3 hours and we had it with lamb chops along side 1995 Latour. By then the PB had started really showing its' stuff. Very velvety in the mouth with a slight hint of sweetness on the finish. Most of the table felt that it outshines the Latour at this stage, but it was obvious the Latour will be something special in the future. I think the PB will continue to shine for another 10 years.

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  • Aromas of ripe berry fruits compete on the palate with tobacco steely tannins before ending with a lingering finish. I do think that this is still evolving and could get even better.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2002, IWC Issue #103, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron Pauillac) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    11/9/2014, (See more on 93 points

    (Château Pichon-Longueville Baron) Slightly bricking dark red violet color; aromatic, tart plum, cedar, light sauteed mushroom nose; silky textured, black fruit, black raspberry puree, black cherry palate; medium-plus finish 93+ points
  • By Richard Jennings
    5/14/2011, (See more on 91 points

    (Château Pichon-Longueville Baron) Slightly bricking very dark red violet color; maturing, brett, cedar, tart plum nose; mature, brett, tart cassis, cedar palate; medium-plus finish 91+ points
  • By Richard Jennings
    8/7/2009, (See more on 93 points

    (Château Pichon-Longueville Baron) Bricking dark red violet color with pale meniscus; plum and berry nose; tasty, refined, maturing plum, black fruit and mineral palate; medium finish
  • By Richard Jennings
    3/16/2009, (See more on 95 points

    (Château Pichon-Longueville Baron) Bright dark red violet color with clarity; beautiful ripe plum, black fruit, smoke and savory nose; very tasty, tart black fruit, charcoal, smoke and youthful palate; long finish

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