Red

2002 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 2011 - 2022 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 215

  • aagrawal wrote: 92 points

    October 10, 2021 - From 375mL. Decanted 1 hour prior to tasting. Deep ruby, more youthful than expected at this age; medium-plus aromatics, blackberry and blackcurrant, quite fruit dominant at nearly 2 decades, slight capsicum; full bodied, integrated but youthful medium-plus tannins, medium-plus acidity, still a good core of black fruits, some savory but certainly more fruit-driven, balanced medium alcohol (13.5%); medium length finish with excellent balance. Just a superbly balanced bordeaux, still showing signs of youth but also the poise that comes with some age. Not the most complex, but delicious especially with short ribs. Seems like it has easily a decade ahead of it, but ready to drink now. 92-93
    With another 1-2 hours air, shows a bit more minerality on the palate.

  • KL1975 wrote: 93 points

    September 11, 2021 - From Demi. That‘s mature Bordeaux how it should be, even in a weaker vintage. Much better than previous bottles (bottle variation?) one and two years ago. Very nice, sadly my last bottle…

  • nic.fcn wrote: 92 points

    August 29, 2021 - Ready to drink. It has mellowed a lot already. Very pleasant.

  • Paul D wrote: 92 points

    July 26, 2021 - 2001/2002 Bordeaux at Hawksmoor (Hawksmoor, Guildhall, London): Cedary dark fruit, medium/full bodied, dark fruit, touch of vanilla, hint of green pepper maybe. Delicious if not quite with the richness and depth of the 01.

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  • Omar Khayyam Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 3, 2021 - Blind tasting with the three amigos (chez moi): Starting to brick around the edges, compared to the 2002 Leoville Barton it was a little further along. Very aromatic and ready to drink Pauillac with some vanilla fudge, blackberries, cassis, but also freshness, sandpaper thin tannins that provides a structure and grip but mostly a mature profile with a soft round attack. Lovely. In my humble opinion this is the perfect example of a balanced Bordeaux wine that manages to be expressive, drinkable but also serious and elegant.

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  • By Beverley Blanning, MW
    July 2008 (link)

    (Château Pichon-Longueville Baron) 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot. Strong color, similar to that of the 2003. Nose showing considerable development—earthy and rich, spicy and good. Palate quite dry and smooth, but a little lacking in charm. Will the tough tannins come around? Savory, mineral, very dry finish, but good concentration for the vintage. Drink in five to 10 years. Winery Spotlight: Château Pichon-Longueville

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • 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 031259013749, 055317037508, 080696922367, 087000331617, 087000332942, 3419466142655, 346817215429, 3760020090128, 3760020090807, 649185000377

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 67 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,987 (65%)
  • Consumed 1,514 (33%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Bryant and Coopers Ribeye, Dry aged NY strip steak, Lamb chops

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