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2016 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

ITEM 8562664 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

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geraespa… $145 $145
$145
Item Sold Amount Date
I8675898 3 $145 Feb 5, 2023
I8562664 1 $145 Dec 4, 2022
I8551831 1 $145 Nov 27, 2022
I8532378 1 $145 Nov 20, 2022
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RATINGS

96Wine Spectator

This gushes with dark fig and black currant compote flavors backed by lively sweet tobacco and singed alder edges. Very fleshy in feel, though there's ample grip to keep this red grounded...

#8 of 2019Wine 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.”