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This is one of the great wines of the vintage, and certainly a candidate for one of the finest wines made at this estate under the management of Christian Seeley and proprietor AXA. Showing incredibly well at two tastings of 2000s, the wine has a dense bluish/purple color and a beautiful nose of incense, melted asphalt, and creme de cassis as well as hints of new saddle leather and licorice. It is superbly concentrated and very pure, with excellent texture and opulence. The acidity seems low, the tannin high but well-integrated. This is a compelling 2000 that is just closing in on its window of maturity and should stay there for at least 20 or more years. Bravo!
Fantastic aromas of currants, berries and hints of minerals. Cool and sleek. Full-bodied, with a lovely underbelly of ripe fruit and medium, silky tannins. Best Pichon Baron I have tasted since 1990. Best after 2010.
"Burgundy makes you think of silly things, Bordeaux makes you talk of them and Champagne makes you do them."
- Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Hailing from Pauillac, this Bordeaux deuxieme growth is considered by Bordelaise aficionados to be a “super second”. It would be an understatement to say the wines are comparable to the First Growths, and the wines are as magical as the estate itself, with the Château boasting conical towers that are Sleeping Beauty-esque.
There are two wines produced, Château Longueville au Baron de Pichon-Longueville which is predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon and Les Tourelles de Longueville which is more Merlot. The wines are masculine, brawny yet refined, opulent and full-bodied, and demand a minimum of a decade in the cellar for optimum enjoyment. Vintages to look out for are 1982, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2005.
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