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1996 Pichon Baron Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Pauillac - Red - Second Growth

France - Bordeaux - Pauillac

Red Bordeaux Blend - Second Growth
Producer Notes

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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93
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2005-2019
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 84
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author marv
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.471%
Tasted On 06/25/2014

Mature

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Author Anthony D526
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.985%
Tasted On 09/23/2013
Drink Dates 2006-2020

Consistent notes. Dark ruby to mahogany color with amber edge; rich, complex and elegant on the nose and palate; black fruit, leather and haberdashery notes with a nice minerality and silky tannins; lovely persistent finish. Benefitted from an hour's decanting. Long life ahead.

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Author Charles Funk
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 91.667%
Tasted On 12/27/2011
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Author RickF
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 93.617%
Tasted On 12/07/2011
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Author againc
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.029%
Tasted On 09/11/2011

Tasted side-by-side with 1996 Mouton. It was a tough competition. There were people who like it better than Mouton, but not me. It is very harsh yet and requires patience for at least 5 more years.

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Author Koby
Site / Blog The Wine Forum Trust Rating 97.29%
Tasted On 09/07/2010
Drink Dates 2004-2018

Classic Bordeaux. Wonderful nose of dried currants, cedar, crushed fallen leaves, roasted coffee beans. The palate was medium to full bodied, showing the silky texture of maturity with supple black and red berry fruits, coffee notes, excellent acidity and a nice finish. Classicly persistent, but not mind blowing, just great wine.

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Author Cancuk
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 07/14/2010

Loving this wine. Still has plenty of time left.

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