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1989 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 607

  • Derek Darth Taster wrote: 94 points

    October 18, 2020 - FWSG 1989 Bordeaux Left Bank horizontal tasting. Drank in Grassl 1855.
    Appearance is clear, medium intensity, garnet colour. Legs.
    Nose is clean, medium+ intensity, with aromas of menthol, green bell pepeprs, red capsicums, blackcurrant leaf, dark soil earth. Developed.
    On the palate, dry, high acidity, medium alcohol, integrated resolved high tannins, medium+ body. Medium+ flavour intensity, with flavours of blackcurrant, smooth cassis, acceptably spicy bell peppers and capsicums, lovely moist dark soil earth, green menthol, hints of polished dark leather. Long finish.
    Very good quality. Menthol dominant. Such a fine aged Bordeaux. Enjoyment on the palate.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Ozen Does not like this wine: 80 points

    October 14, 2020 - 3rd and 4th bottle of a case with good ullage. The wine is way passed its prime with awkward components in the taste that are highly unpleasant: like raw cubes of bouillon. Without a doubt the least pleasant Baron I have ever tasted from 1982-2000 so far. I was hoping the 3rd bottle was off but then the 4th was no better. Nothing recognizable as corked or anything like that but it had some strong senses of different herbs or seasonings that you would find the grocery as cheap seasonings of a dish. Highly unpleasant.

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  • DaleW wrote:

    October 2, 2020 - Great showing, rich cassis fruit framed by supple tannins and moderate acids, some leather and cigar smoke. Long ferric finish. Young but totally delicious. A-

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Quiet Lion Likes this wine: 96 points

    October 1, 2020 - Decanted briefly but recommend two hours for it to open up and flesh out. Pichon Baron was the first Bordeaux I fell in love with many years ago when it was inexpensive. This example shows the liquid saddle leather and earth that typify the wine. After two hours the flavors fill the palate and the acid comes out to balance the earth. Tannins are supple but firm. Just drinking spectacularly. I don't know if I've had a better example of this wine.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • the player Likes this wine: 96 points

    September 25, 2020 - Still has room to evolve but truly outstanding. Dark ruby red with hardly any bricking. Decanted and drank over two hours. Pure nose of evolved left bank aromas of noble cassis, cigar box, spice, dark red fruits and gravel. Beautiful solid structure mid palate, long finish, with tannins fully coated by the beautiful cassis dominated fruit.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Neal Martin
    A Century of Bordeaux: The Nines (Sep 2019), 9/1/2019 (link)

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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

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  • 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)

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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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, 616773325150, 766592001459

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 85 (1%)
  • In Cellars 6,901 (68%)
  • Consumed 3,189 (31%)

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Community Recommendations

but of course :-), Lamb Chops & mushroom reduction sauce, 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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