2003 Ch Pichon Baron 2ème Cru Pauillac - 12x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Pichon-Longueville Baron
  • Region Pauillac
  • Grape Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
  • Drinking 2015 - 2030
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now

2003 - Ch Pichon Baron 2ème Cru Pauillac - 12x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Pichon-Longueville Baron
  • Region Pauillac
  • Grape Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
  • Drinking 2015 - 2030
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £1,832.14 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £1,500.00 In Bond
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  • Goedhuis, April 2004

    This is a really flattering, top quality Pichon Baron that showed well every time we tasted it. This is no shrinking violet it is very upfront. With quantities of dark plum and blackcurrant fruit, a ripe, relatively soft structure and lovely freshness, it is one of the most attractive Pauillacs we tasted.

  • Robert Parker, August 2014, Score: 94

    A brilliant effort, this 2003 displays a vigorous, intact, deep blue/purple color as well as notes of scorched earth, barbecue spices, incense, creme de cassis and cedarwood. Long, lush, medium to full-bodied, round and generous, this opulent Pauillac can be drunk now and over the next 5-8 years.

  • Robert Parker, April 2006, Score: 94

    This is a brilliantly run property year in and year out, and especially since the mid- to late 1980s has produced one of the top four or five wines made in Pauillac in virtually every vintage. With 13.4% alcohol, the 2003 is one of the most powerful efforts this chateau has ever made. Its dense purple color is accompanied by sweet, jammy creme de cassis notes intermixed with roasted herbs, smoked meats, and chocolate. Although ripe, dense, full-bodied, and moderately tannic, it is silky (because of its low acidity and high glycerin) as well as accessible. It should firm up in the bottle, and be at its peak between 2008-2025.

  • Robert Parker, April 2005, Score: 91-94

    A powerful, concentrated wine with an inky ruby/purple color to the rim and high alcohol (13.46%), this low-acid, fat, fleshy wine shows notes of incense, smoke, creme de cassis, and vanilla in a pure, rich, noble, yet corpulent, full-bodied style that could possibly pass as New World Cabernet given its low acidity and forward style. I have no reservations about how it is going to age as there is plenty of stuffing and density to this impressively endowed wine. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2023.

  • James Suckling, April 2004, Score: 95-100

    Fabulous aromas of currants, berries and minerals. Flamboyant. Full-bodied, with big, velvety and wild fruit. Outrageous. This is one of the greatest bottles I have ever tasted from here. Like the 1989 or 1990. I can't get over it. It's really exciting.

  • Decanter, April 2004

    Huge colour, big smoky, bacony nose, lots of blackcurrant fruit, really lovely expression with great purity and depth and fine Pauillac grip. Very good. Drink 2010-2030

Producer

Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Along with Pichon Lalande, this estate was only one of two Pauillacs to be classified as a secondgrowth in 1855. They have rivalled each other ever since. However, Pichon Baron has remained inthe shadow of its more illustrious neighbour often enabling it to provide good value for money.

Region

Pauillac

Due south of St Estèphe lies the appellation of Pauillac, the king of Left Bank communes. It is home to three first growths as well as a plethora of other classified growths. Pauillac's renowned well-draining, gravelly soils enable its dominant grape Cabernet Sauvignon to reach fantastic heights of complexity and concentration. As a result, Pauilac's wines tend to be full-bodied with compact tannins and good freshness. Its aromatics are often what one associates with classic Bordeaux: pencil shavings, black currant and occasional mint. Some of the most famous châteaux of the commune are Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande and Lynch Bages.