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1989 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 585

  • djhammond Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 13, 2020 - I generally love this wine, but this was not quite there. I found it a little light on the palate. A shorter decant is possibly preferable

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • kr522 wrote: 96 points

    March 9, 2020 - Wow this has rounded into shape. When i bought a bunch of 89s and 90s 20+ years ago the 89 quickly fell behind because of its untamed tannic character that I crossed my fingers would resolve itself. I left most of my bottles untouched and tonight this was cranking.

    It took 30 minutes to really open up, the nose is not quite as expressive as the fantastic flavors which brim with a subtle energy and slow burn of blackberry, plum, dark chocolate, cigar, and spice. There’s still a little heat in the finish which prevents a higher score but this is delicious drinking, and a must to drink side by side with the 90, because each is a great expression of vineyard and vintage

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • J o e wrote: 97 points

    March 9, 2020 - 13% ABV. Deep ruby red. Intoxicating nose of cassis, cedar, leather, violets, smoke and hints of mint chocolate that progressively increase in intensity with aeration. Full bodied on the palate and crammed with blackberries, red plum, mineral and graphite. Very long on the finish, with late-arriving minerals and fine-grained tannin that wash over the palate like mini-tsunami. This quintessential Pauillac is firing on all cylinders, and is squarely in its drinking window. I have been incredibly fortunate to consume the 1989 Pichon Baron at least a dozen times, and while most bottles have been excellent to outstanding, this one is certainly in the very top tier, and is reference-point material. In a word: fabulous! 97.

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  • jsander Likes this wine: 97 points

    March 9, 2020 - 90 minute decant. Was smooth full of black fruits, amazing. Room but drinking very nicely.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • ONEFIVE Likes this wine:

    March 8, 2020 - Earthy, with a nice core of black fruit in the nose. Seemingly very tight upon opening. A you big menthol, tobacco, and iron emerge.
    On the palate, this is silky smooth with a solid frame of tannin and bright acid. The fruit is still there and all of the structural elements are holding this together well. Looking forward to this opening up. Drink now and over the next 10-15 years.

    1 person 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 68 (1%)
  • In Cellars 6,845 (69%)
  • Consumed 3,038 (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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