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2000 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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Drink Dates
Comm: 2012-2020
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 108
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author riffmaker
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.977%
Tasted On 08/30/2014
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Author marv
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.471%
Tasted On 06/25/2014

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Author gotwine
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 85.89%
Tasted On 05/26/2014
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Author Todd W59
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 04/12/2014
Drink Dates 2014-2025

Opened and double-decanted four hours prior to drinking. Brilliant deep red color. Aromas of black fruits, leather and tobacco. On the palate, lots of fruit and softening tannins, with incredible balance all the way through the finish. Decanting and letting this bottle take some air for 4 hours really helped it sing! I've had several bottles of Pichon Baron from the 90s; this bottle was by far the best!

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Author Charles M71
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.5%
Tasted On 04/11/2013
Drink Dates 2013-2015

Cedar/plum notes with good intensity. Fruit has diminished but, still balanced with softened tannins. Finish lingers & wine seems fully mature.

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Author Murray
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 12/11/2011

Excellent wine. I revisted this after being a little disappointed the past few times out. This was excellent this time out. Earthy gravity to it, good fruit still there and the tannins, which I sometimes find harsh in Pichon, were far smoother, whilst still keeping the robustness of Cabernet.

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Author Laurenmarx
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 03/20/2011
Drink Dates 2010

Amazing wine, powerful finish, a real Pauillac! I could see some sediment at the end of the bottle.

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Author VinoDeparture
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.385%
Tasted On 12/26/2009
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Author Arqui Lopez
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 50%
Tasted On 03/23/2010
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Author Miguel L
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Tasted On 01/01/2010
Drink Dates 2012-2028

Opened for four hours, then decanted. Light silt in the bottom. Wow, a beautiful fragrance wafted up during decanting, and when poured is quite striking. Dark blue, light translucent rim, heavy glycerin legs. Aromas of pine forest, cedar, black berry, and a bit of stalkiness, confirmed on the palate with leather. Medium-full, and well balanced, bright acidity and tannins. Still tight, and primary, but slowly unwinding.

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Author dave1161
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 13.725%
Tasted On 12/24/2008
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Author Daniel B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.259%
Tasted On 10/20/2003
Drink Dates 2013+

Darkly colored with a sumptuous nose brimming with black and red fruits, spice, and wood. The wine?s balance is impressive especially when one considers the wine?s evident power and composition. Tannins are significant however - the wine will need at least a decade in the cellar to really shine.

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