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Château Pichon Longueville au Baron de Pichon-Longueville 2000 (RP:97) / 2015 (RP:97)

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Château Pichon-Longueville Baron位於波爾多 Pauillac 地區的酒莊,通常被稱為"男爵" 或 Pichon Baron,與同宗的Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande("女爵" 或 Pichon Comtesse) 為唯二在1855年Bordeaux Classification中被評為二級列級(2nd growth) 的Pauillac 地區酒莊。

葡萄園位於Pauillac的南端,與Saint-Julien接壤,與Château Latour隔街相望。佔地73公頃(180英畝),種植了約60%的Cabernet Sauvignon和35%的Merlot,還有少量的Cabernet Franc和Petit Verdot。

Château Pichon-Longueville莊園一直存在到1850年,之後被分成兩部分。 Baron Raoul Pichon de Longueville繼承了其中一部分,剩下的部分傳給了他的三個姐妹,成為Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande。雄偉壯觀的城堡由男爵於1851年開始管理。自1987年以來,Pichon Baron一直由法國保險公司AXA擁有。


Château Pichon-Longueville Baron, generally referred to as Pichon Baron, is an estate in the Pauillac appellation rated as a second growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. As with other top Pauillac wines, the grand vin is prized for its combination of powerful dark fruits, finesse and elegance, and ability to age for many decades.

The vineyard is situated at the southern end of Pauillac, bordering Saint-Julien and across the road from Château Latour. Its 73 hectares (180 acres) are planted with around 60 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 35 percent Merlot, with smaller amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

A larger Pichon-Longueville estate existed until 1850, when it was split in two. Baron Raoul Pichon de Longueville inherited one part, with the remainder being passed down to his three sisters as Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (aka Pichon Comtesse). The imposing, much-photographed château was begun by the Baron in 1851. Pichon Baron has been owned by AXA, the French insurance company, since 1987.

Appellation:
AOC Pauillac (2nd Grand Cru Classé en 1855)

Country of Origin:
Bordeaux, France

Type:
Red/Rouge (Still)

Grape Varieties:
(2015)77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot
(2014)80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot
(2011)82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot
(2000)70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 5% Cabernet franc

Tasting Notes:

2015 Vintage(Robert Parker's rating: 97 points):
Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Pichon-Longueville Baron is enticingly scented of chocolate-covered cherries, crushed red currants and mulberries with touches of baking spices, potpourri and bay leaves plus a hint of fallen leaves. Sumptuously elegant, refreshing and medium-bodied with gorgeous, expressive, perfumed red fruits and very fine, very firm tannins, it has a persistent, perfumed finish. Its remarkable intensity, freshness and very firm frame suggest a long-lived Pichon Baron, which should cellar gracefully for 30+ years.

2014 Vintage(Robert Parker's rating: 94 points):
The 2014 Pichon-Longueville Baron was broody at first, as if a big "No Entry" sign had been placed in front of the aromatics. But peeking underneath are some wonderful blackberry, cedar and graphite aromas that just sing of Pauillac and exude typicity. The palate is medium-bodied with very impressive depth and concentration on the entry, a superb line of acidity and outstanding precision on the finish. This is clearly fulfilling its potential that it showed from barrel. The only drawback is that it might be unfairly overshadowed by the 2015 Pichon Baron! This will be one of those over-performing Pauillacs, perhaps like the 1990 Pichon Baron, that will delight for years to come.

2011 Vintage(Robert Parker's rating: 91 points):
It's a bigger, more famous sibling, the 2011 Pichon Longueville Baron exhibits a dense ruby/purple color, an opulent mouthfeel for a 2011, silky tannins and no hard edges. Medium-bodied and well-endowed, it is a major success in this vintage. Ready to drink from 2017 to 2032.

2000 Vintage(Robert Parker's rating: 97 points):
The 2000 Château Pichon Baron is just getting better and better and better. Perhaps the magnum format played its part, but nevertheless...just...wow. This is a millennial Left Bank with the keys to the top drawer. It has an incredibly precise, mineral-driven bouquet with intense black fruit infused with cedar and graphite scents. It just reeks of Pauillac in an almost uncompromising, yet compelling manner. The palate is structured, stylish and effortless, extraordinarily pure and unerringly youthful. This is a Pichon Baron saying, "You ain't seen nothing yet." You could broach this now if you wanted, but the clever people will wisely bunker this for another decade and gloat from 2025 onward.



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