1989 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 2005 - 2025 (Edit)
CT93.8 765 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 667

  • RED AND BLACK Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 17, 2022 - Opened with my younger brother as he is from 1989. 1hr decant. A bit of sediment. Nose with blackcurrants, plums, cigar. Medium to full-bodied with powdery tannins. Low-acid profile. Very elegant now

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  • WineGuyFL Likes this wine: 95 points

    August 20, 2022 - I had an odd experience with this bottle. It ended up being very good and like previous bottles. However, in the past I only decanted this wine for one to one and a half hours.....and that was fine. Comments from other tasters back that up. However, this time I decanted for about two and a half hours. The first sips were awful. After another half hour plus, the experience reached what I had expected from past experiences. I have no way of knowing if this is a one-off experience or not.

  • the player Likes this wine: 95 points

    August 17, 2022 - More than 2 years since my last bottle this is evolving at a glacial pace. Deep ruby color, hardly any signs of aging which is incredible for a 33 year old. Decanted and aerated for an hour then drank over 90 minutes. Nose of perfumed cassis, olive tapenade, dark berries, coffee powder and pencil lead. On the palate superb structure, balance, some secondary notes, amazing acidity signalling a long life ahead. Finishes with very fine velvety tannins and a touch of mocha. Tremendous. 6 bottles left!

  • VINNICK Likes this wine: 97 points

    July 24, 2022 - Thought we were having this with steak but were too full for the steak so we ended up just drinking the bottle over the course of 5 hours. Lots of tertiary aromas. Beautiful velvety tannis that are fully integrated. All the notes are there. Lovely wine and don’t agree with the comments about last leg and drink up. Not there yet at all.

    5 people found this helpful Comments (1)
  • grafstrb wrote:

    July 17, 2022 - More tertiary than primary, and on its downslope. Very good, but disappointing, given my expectations.

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  • By Neal Martin
    A Century of Bordeaux: The Nines (Sep 2019), 9/1/2019 (link)

    (Pichon-baron Pichon-baron Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2019, Issue #80, Another Look At the 1989 and 1990 Bordeaux - Twin Vintages Have Taken Different Paths With Age

    (Château Pichon-Baron) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Neal Martin
    Looking The Part: Pichon-Baron 1953 – 2015 (Jan 2019), 1/1/2019 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/24/2013 (link)

    (Ch Pichon-Longueville (Baron) Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Julia Harding, MW
    6/17/2010 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2002, IWC Issue #103 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/28/2002 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    11/9/2014 (link) 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 (link) 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 (link) 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 (link) 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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1989
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Pichon-Longueville Baron
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Pauillac
  • UPC Codes 000000033169, 031259013749, 3760020090128, 400000126593, 613028078885, 616773325150, 7070334364669, 766592001459

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 83 (1%)
  • In Cellars 7,270 (66%)
  • Consumed 3,701 (33%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

but of course :-), Lamb Chops & mushroom reduction sauce, leg of lamb, Opened at Stein Erickson Lodge in Deer Valley. Similar notes to the previous bottle. The group liked it., rack of lamb, Salmon, Seafood lasagna, stinky cheese and salame

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