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2003 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

ITEM 8097312 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
armmu $180 $180
edigo $170 $0
erjoh0 $160 $0
$160
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I8125048 1 $175 Feb 27, 2022
I8125048 1 $165 Feb 27, 2022
I8125043 1 $165 Feb 27, 2022
I8120312 7 $165 Feb 20, 2022
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I8097312 1 $180 Jan 23, 2022
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RATINGS

95Wine Spectator

This shows so much ripe fruit and berry character with just the right hint of lead pencil and spice. Full-bodied and very chewy.

94+ Robert M. Parker Jr.

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.

93Stephen Tanzer

Expressive aromas of redcurrant, mocha, tobacco, minerals, grilled meat and cigar box. Big, rich, lush and sweet.

93Wine Enthusiast

Powerfully structured, with great depth and huge, ripe fruit, along with a muscular freshness of both fruit and tannins.

16Jancis Robinson

#33 of 2006Wine Spectator Top 100

PRODUCER

Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Château Pichon-Longueville Baron is a Second Growth wine of the Pauillac appellation. In the 19th century the impressive-looking chateau with multiple turrets and grand grounds was part of a larger estate that included Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. But in 1850 the estate was divided. More than a century later Pichon-Longueville Baron was bought by the French insurance company AXA, which hired Jean-Michel Cazes of Lynch-Bages to supervise the vineyards and winemaking. The 168 acres of vineyards produce about 35,000 cases a year. The blend is usually about 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Pauillac

Pauillac is Bordeaux’s most famous appellation, thanks to the fact that it is home to three of the region’s fabled first-growth châteaux, Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild and Latour. Perched on the left bank of the Gironde River north of the city of Bordeaux, Pauillac is centered around the commune of Pauillac and includes about 3,000 acres of vineyards. The Bordeaux classification of 1855 named 18 classified growths, including the three above mentioned First Growths. Cabernet Sauvignon is the principal grape grown, followed by Merlot. The soil is mostly sandy gravel mixed with marl and iron. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “the textbook Pauillac would tend to have a rich, full-bodied texture, a distinctive bouquet of black currants, licorice and cedary scents, and excellent aging potential.”