2008 - Ch Pichon Baron 2ème Cru Pauillac
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Pichon-Longueville Baron
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2016 - 2030
Case size
12x75cl
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2008 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
2016 - 2030
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £1,628.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, May 2009,
    Score: 91-93

    Deep ruby purple in colour and aromatic on the nose with notes of damson plum, blackberry and crunchy red cherry. Its lovely sweet core leads to a velvety yet pronounced structure and a dark chocolate finish. Many tasters felt this wine to be a standout of the vintage.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, January 2019,
    Score: 95

    The 2012 Pichon Baron is a magnificent wine that exudes freshness on the nose, with razor-sharp graphite notes suffusing the black fruit. The structured, linear palate just “sings” Pauillac; it is not as bold or as ambitious as the 2009 or 2015, yet there is perfect dryness toward the finish that urges you to take another sip. Granted, it is far too soon to broach this wine – I just couldn’t help

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, May 2011,
    Score: 95

    A sleeper of the vintage, the 2008 Pichon Longueville Baron is one of the densest, most concentrated wines of Pauillac in 2008. An inky/purple color is followed by aromas and flavors of creme de cassis, blackberries, charcoal, coffee and licorice. Exceptionally full-bodied with velvety tannins and undeniable appeal, this gorgeous, well-proportioned, larger than life 2008 should age effortlessly for two decades or more. With the realistic pricing that remains for many 2008s, this is a no-brainer.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2009,
    Score: 92-94

    Firm, but sweet tannins (which suggests ideal maturity) characterize this 2008. Displaying good minerality along with plenty of floral, creme de cassis, blackberry, coffee, and white chocolate notes, this full-bodied, dense, promising Pauillac is built to age for 20-25 years. Drink: 2009 - 2034

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2009,
    Score: 17+

    Very vibrant blueish purple. Complete and neat. Low key but in the same idiom as Latour with 71% Cabernet Sauvignon. Tight and dry and not at all flashy. Serious stuff. May well develop into something really quite considerable.

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2009,
    Score: 88-91

    Black licorice and blackberry aromas, with hints of spices. Full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a balanced finish. Refined and polished. Could use a little more midpalate.

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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.