Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron Pauillac 2nd Grand Cru Classe 2018
2018 Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron from Pauillac, 2eme Grand Cru Classe, comes in a 1500ml bottle, perfect for special occasions and celebrations. This wine has a deep purple color and an intense aroma of black fruits, vanilla, and spices. On the palate, it is full-bodied with a good balance of fruit and acidity, and a long finish. This exceptional vintage is sure to impress even the most discerning wine lover.
This great estate in southern Pauillac, facing the Latour vineyard, is at the top of its game. In this release, the tannins are as impressive and dense as the black fruits. Together they form a harmonious ensemble, richly structured, concentrated from the many old vines in the blend, and very ageworthy. Drink from 2027. Roger Voss
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) -
The 2018 Pichon-Longueville Baron is a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Merlot, aged for 18 months in barriques, 80% new and 20% one year old. Production of the grand vin represents 50% of the harvest this year. Deep garnet-purple colored, the nose bursts from the glass with flamboyant scents of stewed black plums, crème de cassis and Black Forest cake, plus suggestions of Indian spices, unsmoked cigars, pencil shavings and espresso. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers impactful black fruit preserves and exotic spice layers, framed by plush tannins and a lively backbone, finishing long and spicy. - Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown