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1990 Pichon Baron Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Pauillac - Red - Second Growth

France - Bordeaux - Pauillac

Red Bordeaux Blend - Second Growth
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Chateau Pichon Baron is a Second Growth classified Bordeaux estate located in the Pauillac appellation. In addition to producing a grand vin, Pichon Baron makes a second wine, Les Tourelles de Longueville.

The two estates Pichon Baron and Pichon Comtesse de Lalande were originally joined as one property in the 18th century, but its vineyards were divided among the... More »

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Drink Dates
Comm: 2001-2019 IWC: 2004-2025
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 103
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author marv
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.777%
Tasted On 06/25/2014

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Author Anthony D526
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.968%
Tasted On 03/16/2013
Drink Dates 2004-2025

Consistent notes. Full dark ruby color w/slight amber edge; full nose of mainly red fruit, smoke, haberdashery, and some celery seed and green olive; similar flavors; firm backbone with noticeable tannins that have softened and integrated; well-structured yet feminine; med.-bodied, lush and moderately complex; nice long finish; ready but will hold for many years. Lovely.

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Author botro
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.415%
Tasted On 04/28/2012
Drink Dates 2000-2025

Dark color with a wisp of brick red at the edge. Traditional Bordeaux aromas with field flowers, wet earth and grass. Initial taste with velvet tannins, ripe berries and some dark fruit. An elegance that is smooth and traditional classic Bordeaux.

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Author brooklynsantas
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 0%
Tasted On 06/12/2011

Drunk 6/11/11, try again in 3 years.

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Author Serl Z
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.754%
Tasted On 09/20/2010
Drink Dates 2000-2018

delicious. drinking perfectly now.

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Author Jerry G74
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.737%
Tasted On 05/16/2010

Wine Advocate # 183 Jun 2009 Robert Parker 97 Drink: 2009 - 2029 $227-$440 A remarkable vintage for Pichon Longueville Baron, 1990 is one of this estate's two or three finest wines made in the last 40 years. Still inky/blue/purple-tinged to the rim, it reveals an extraordinary bouquet of charcoal, incense, creme de cassis, blue and black fruits, and a hint of licorice as well as an impressively long finish. While drinkable, its evolution is extremely slow, and I would not be surprised to see it last another two decades or more. Release price: ($390.00/case)

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Author gd10102
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 81.457%
Tasted On 07/04/2009

decanted for 2 hours before drinking after initial tasting showed still a little tight. After decanting, a velvety mid palate and smooth long finish that lengthed with the second glass. dark dusty fruit and a leather smokey undertone.

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Author Will M.
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 04/18/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2020

Drank this with the '89 Angelus and '90 Leoville Barton. This was a huge wine that needed some time (15-20 minutes) to open up. Once it opened up, it was amazing.

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Author Jeff
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.157%
Tasted On 10/30/2008

Drank in a vertical of PB. Decanted for 2 hrs prior to serving. Much more jammy and fruit forward than the 89 served alongside it. Not as complex. Still quite tannic. A very good wine, but suffers from the shadow of the 89 and 00. ***1/2 / *****

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Author KS
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 55.556%
Tasted On 01/25/2009

Very smooth wonderful bottle

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Author Conrad K
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.372%
Tasted On 11/11/2008
Drink Dates 2009-2020

Opaque color with a nose of cedar and raspberry. The wine is medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. The fruit is balanced with tannins showing, mocha, and mint flavors. This is a wow wine. Drink now if you like young Bordeaux or hold for 10 years.

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