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2004 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 256

  • Francophile1 Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 28, 2020 - Very consistent with my prior tasting note last month on 2/29. This bottle came from a different lot/source yet the tasting note is the same, which is always a good sign on the consistency and performance of this wine. ‘04 Baron is in its perfect drinking window for my palate. Decanted 1 hour.

  • drjb Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 7, 2020 - Another really enjoyable bottle of this wine which is down the middle of the Pauillac fairway. The colour remains deep crimson with a nose of blackcurrant, cedar, liquorice and black olive. The palate has a very good impact of blackcurrant fruit and a fine finish with a touch of blackberry leaf rounding out the overall impact. A well constructed wine that has never disappointed.

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  • mjfaulkner wrote: 91 points

    March 3, 2020 - Blackberry, cassis, a bit of menthol and leather on the finish. An edge of acidity, and a bit of tannins on the finish keep this fresh. Room to develop further, but very nice now.

  • grapenomad wrote: 91 points

    March 3, 2020 - Deep ruby in the glass, almost black. Big explosion on the nose with black fruit and herbs coming into focus, but with some air, turn into tones of tobacco, leather, dried cassis, olive tapenade and crushed seashells. Super crisp, wasn't expecting this from Pauillac, but does have the big masculinity as well. Long, dry and savoury finish. Tannins are resolved. Could go ten more years easily without falling apart the slightest bit.

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  • Francophile1 Likes this wine: 94 points

    February 29, 2020 - This has everything I love about Pauillac in the glass. Drinking in its absolute sweet spot right now and fully mature. Black licorice, black currant, cedar, and a touch of olive tamponade, cherry cola, and tobacco. There is so much going on in the glass and the finish is terrific. This very much outperforms my 2004 vintage expectations.

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    1/30/2018 (link)

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  • By Stephen Brook
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/25/2014 (link)

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    2/17/2009 (link)

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

The World of Fine Wine

  • December 2008, Issue #22 (link)

    (Château Pichon-Baron 2ème Cru) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/16/2006 (link)

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

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/4/2005 (link)

    (Ch Pichon-Longueville (Baron), Rosé de Tourelles Bordeaux Rosé) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/7/2005 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/13/2009 (link) 91 points

    (Château Pichon-Longueville Baron) Light coffee and espresso nose; tight, narrow, coffee, tart caramel palate with length; long finish 91+ pts.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2008 (link) 17.5+ points

    (Chateau Pichon-Baron Pauillac) Slightly denser than Pichon-Lalande in this vintage, a touch more spice and a touch more fruit intensity on the nose. Full, elegant, creamy style on the palate, ripe with well composed tannins. A good vinosity and fine structure in the mouth, a touch masculine, with a dry structure beneath it all. It has a nutty, slightly raw finish but this should come together with time. Good length too. This has great potential for the cellar.

Sommelier Journal

  • By Beverley Blanning, MW
    July 2008 (link)

    (Château Pichon-Longueville Baron) 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc. Dark, but slightly lighter in color than the 2005. Lifted, fruit-driven, fresh cassis aromas. Midweight, fresh, and balanced, with a mineral backbone. This elegant wine has lovely, sweet fruit, without the power of the 2005. Enormously appealing. Drink in six to 15 years. Winery Spotlight: Château Pichon-Longueville

  • By Jay Fletcher, MS
    Preview (link)

    (Château Pichon-Longueville Baron) Classic second-growth Pauillac from an undervalued vintage. About 75% high-end Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in mostly new French oak. Still a little tight, but already complex. A great choice for cellaring that will only increase in value. Hot Picks

Wine Library TV

  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Wines From Pauillac. Bordeaux most important wines?, Episode #301, 8/27/2007 (link) 93 points

    (CHATEAU PICHON BARON) #2; COLOR-dark; NOSE-beautiful; red & black fruits (dark cherries, cassis, black blueberries & blackberries); very dark; mocha/chocolate; subtle creaminess; TASTE-Delicious; huge attack of flavor; intense "all fruit" jam components, but not like fruit bombs that are driven by sugar; really rounded edges are vegetal while the fruit is so intense; the silkiness and polish is exceptional; A "DoubleBubble" (big boy that can last for 15 years easy, but still approachable now); exceptionally good; destroys 90% of Napa Cabs at this price point; RP-93; GV-93

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/21/2007 (link) 90 points

    (Château Pichon-Longueville Baron) Dark cherry red color; nice, deep, focused berry and vanillin oak with coffee note on nose; tasty, coffee, caramel and tart cherry palate with dusty tannins; medium finish 90+ pts.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2007 (link) 17.5+ points

    (Chateau Pichon-Baron Pauillac) This is immediately expressive and exotic, and impresses from the very beginning. It has a nose full of spice and fruit, a very full style, fresh, with lovely acidity, and a nicely delineated style. Plump but with the necessary grip beneath. Ripe but tightly framed, this delivers a wonderful sensation. Very fine, and a higher score this time I note.

  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2006 (link) 17+ points

    (Chateau Pichon-Baron Pauillac) A newly opened bottle, reserved nose, a little brooding perhaps, but when the fruit emerges it shows a paradoxical, vibrant freshness. Very nicely balanced on the palate; a firmer structure, more muted than the other Pichon, more traditionally styled perhaps. Good acid structure, crisp and fresh, the tannins only rounding on the finish. This will be fine in the cellar.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • 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, 071570019495, 087000331617, 087000341982, 3419466148794, 3760020090128, 3760020090807, 3760020090913, 3760020091750, 616773325150, 649185000377, 721713845183

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 51 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,675 (72%)
  • Consumed 1,388 (27%)

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