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2016 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron Grand Cru Classé

2016 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron Grand Cru Classé

SKU: 538530289856

Producer:  Château Pichon-Longueville

Region:  Paulliac, Bordeaux

Country:  France

Grapes:  85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot

Vintage:  2016

Size: 750ml

ABV:  13.5%

Vivino:  4.5
Drink By:  2054

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Occasional Wine Note:  Hmmm, another 100-point "Super Second?" Yep.  This is perhaps the most famous of the super 2nds and there's a reason for that.  This one should collect dust in your cellar for another couple of decades and then only brought out for the most special of occasions.

  • Decanter

    Critic Score: 100

    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.

  • James Suckling

    Critic Score: 99

    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.

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