Pichon-Longueville is located on beautiful gravelly soil in the southern part of the commune of Pauillac. In 1694, Jacques de Pichon, Baron de Longueville, married the daughter of Pierre de Rauzan, who originally created the property.Their descendants remained deeply involved with making fine wine, and Raoul de Pichon-Longueville built the present château in 1851. In 1988, following an architectural competition, the château and wine cellar were entirely renovated. A spectacular new winemaking facility enables an exquisite wine to be made under ideal conditions.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2000 Château Pichon Baron is just getting better and better and better. Perhaps the magnum format played its part, but nevertheless...just...wow. This is a millennial Left Bank with the keys to the top drawer. It has an incredibly precise, mineral-driven bouquet with intense black fruit infused with cedar and graphite scents. It just reeks of Pauillac in an almost uncompromising, yet compelling manner. The palate is structured, stylish and effortless, extraordinarily pure and unerringly youthful. This is a Pichon Baron saying, "You ain't seen nothing yet." You could broach this now if you wanted, but the clever people will wisely bunker this for another decade and gloat from 2025 onward. Tasted January 2016.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAU PICHON BARON 33250 PAUILLAC FRANCE|
|Classification||2e cru classe|
|Producer||Château Pichon Baron|
- R. Gabriel : 19
- J. Robinson : 18
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 93
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot