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 :
Revealing incredible quality and performing better than it did from barrel, the 2009 appears to be the greatest Pichon Longueville Baron since the 1990 and 1989. An amazing opaque blue/purple color is followed by scents of spring flowers, graphite, smoky charcoal, incense, blackberries, blueberries and hints of coffee and chocolate. Incredibly intense, pure and flawlessly constructed with extravagant layers of fruit and richness, this offering has developed beautifully under the management of Christian Seeley. It is a voluptuous, opulent Pichon Longueville Baron that may eclipse anything they have made in the past. This brilliant wine should be at its peak between 2018 and 2045.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot|
|Revue du Vin de France||19|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAU PICHON BARON 33250 PAUILLAC FRANCE|
|Classification||2e cru classe|
|Producer||Château Pichon Baron|
- R. Gabriel : 19
- J. Robinson : 17,5
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 95
- Country : France
- Decanter : 18.5
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot