Château Pichon Baron 2016, Pauillac 2ème Grand Cru Classé

Château Pichon Baron 2016, Pauillac 2ème Grand Cru Classé

Château Pichon Baron 2016, Pauillac 2ème Grand Cru Classé

Regular price €279.00
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‘a riveting, classy wine, richly aromatic and expressive from the start’
100/100 Yohan Costaing, Decanter
  • 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot
  • Pauillac
  • 750 ml
  • 13.5%
  • Free delivery in Ireland/NI on all orders over €150
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‘Pichon Baron 2016 is a riveting, classy wine, richly aromatic and expressive from the start with a complex bouquet of black cherry, liquorice, graphite, menthol and subtle spices. The palate combines fleshy texture and linearity. The fine-grained tannins have the laser-like precision that Christian Seely likes so much, and contribute to the overall impression of crystalline purity so conducive to the terroir expression of this benchmark wine destined to reach new heights over the next 20 to 30 years. Magnificent wine.’
100/100 Yohan Costaing, Decanter, December 2021
‘The concentration and largesse of the 2016 Pichon Baron is apparent from the get-go with incredibly alluring, ripe and expansive fruit aromas in the blackberry, dark-cherry, mulberry and plum zone. Espresso and cedar, as well as a slate-like, stony mineral edge add complexity. The palate has incredible depth, drive and detail. Fine and plush tannins stretch the palate in every direction. So fresh and vivacious, this is the greatest Pichon Baron since 1989 and has a long future. Try from 2024.’
99/100 James Suckling, February 2019
‘They practice biodynamic methods across 6ha of the total 76ha in production here. Cabernet dominant, it's very Pauillac in style and totally lives up to its en primeur promise. The tannins deepen and tighten and here we are, smack-bang in the northern Médoc. This is youthful, rich, powerful and intense; very good quality. It gets better and better as you return to it, and I'm really impressed with the texture and depth of the silky-smooth palate: pure cassis notes alongside hawthorn, hedgerow and liquorice. Matured in 60% new oak.’
98/100 Jane Anson, Decanter, October 2018
‘Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Pichon-Longueville Baron offers a suave and seductive nose of warm red and black currants, black plum preserves, truffles, tapenade and rose hip tea with touches of sandalwood and Chinese five spice plus a waft of iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, firmly structured and packed with mineral and exotic spice-laced black fruits, it finishes very long with compelling herbal sparks.’
97/100 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2018
‘The 2016 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron is a beauty and is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot that was brought up in 80% new French oak. Tasting like a hypothetical mix of the 2009 and 2010, its deep purple color is followed by a powerful yet sensationally pure bouquet of crème de cassis, blackberries, lead pencil shavings, and graphite, and is just about as quintessentially Pauillac as it gets. Full-bodied, fleshy and even a touch flamboyant, it has sweet tannins and a monster texture that coats the palate. Count me in as a huge fan. This fabulous wine will be relatively approachable in just 3-5 years but will age for 30 years or more.’
97/100 Jeb Dunnuck, February 2019
‘This gushes with dark fig and blackcurrant compote flavors backed by lively sweet tobacco and singed alder edges. Very fleshy in feel, though there's ample grip to keep this red grounded, echoing with tar and humus accents through the finish. A thumper. Best from 2025 through 2040.’
96/100 James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, March 2019
‘The 2016 Pichon-Longueville Baron electrifies the olfactory sense with a stunning bouquet of intense blackberry, cedar and graphite aromas that are quintessential Pauillac. Over a few minutes, it blossoms in the glass, gaining more and more depth. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly tarry black fruit, cedar and truffle, dovetailing into a saline, peppery finish that leaves the tongue tingling. Christian Seely and his team have imbued recent vintages of this Pauillac with unerring symmetry, and the 2016 can be added to the canon of triumphs.’
96/100 Neal Martin, Vinous
Supplier's websiteChâteau Pichon Baron
Wine colourRed
CountryFrance
AppellationPauillac
Vintage2016
Grape variety85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot
Alcohol13.5%
Bottle size750 ml

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