2010 Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron

2010 Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron

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  • Type: Red Wine
  • Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • Style: Smooth and Rich
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Subregion: Pauillac
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ABOUT THE WINE
In 1850 the Pauillac estate of Baron Joseph de Pichon Longueville was divided between his five children; two-fifths to his two sons, and three-fifths so his three daughters. The former portion became the estate of Pichon-Baron. Neglect in the mid-20th Century saw the estate dwindle in both quality and vineyard area until it was purchased in 1987 by the AXA Millésimes Group, which made significant investments, and by 1989 the estate was again producing world-class wines, its return heralded by the two exceptional vintages in 1989 and 1990. The 73-hectare vineyard runs adjacent to that of Château Latour, on deep gravel soils which imbue the wines with an inexorable puissance tempered by extraordinary aromatic complexity.

TASTING NOTES
One of the greatest vintages Pichon-Baron has ever produced. Powerful, super-dense cassis, blackberry, liquorice, incense and exotic spices on the aromas, which carry through to a remarkably elegant palate. The fruit pushes the oak into the background, although the palate does show black coffee on the long, rounded finish. A wine which will be accessible early (from 2008), but with well over 30 years ageing potential ahead.

FOOD PAIRING
Perfect with beef ragout and tagliatelle or pepper-steak.

FRIARWOOD SAYS
Opulence and complexity makes this a great hedonistic experience.
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