Pichon Baron 2001

RegionBordeaux
SubregionPauillac
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

A very successful effort for this vintage in the Medoc, this deep ruby/purple-colored Pauillac exhibits class/nobility/breed along with black currant liqueur, licorice, and incense notes. Sweet, expansive, fleshy, and medium to full-bodied, with good structure, ripe tannin, and a long, 30-35 second finish, it can be drunk now, but will be even better in 2-3 years; it will last for 12-15 years. I had this wine three separate times out of bottle, and it is performing significantly better than it did from cask.

Score: 93Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (153), June 2004

Medium to full-bodied, with notes of tobacco intermixed with espresso roast, chocolate, black cherry, and cassis fruit, this medium to full-bodied wine shows excellent density, good concentration, and a relatively soft finish. It is hardly a profound Pichon Baron, but it looks to have the potential to turn out to be outstanding. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2016.

Score: 89/91Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003

Score: 88/89Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (140), April 2002

This has a relatively light but feminine bouquet, earthy notes at first, later tightly coiled blackberry and cedar, briary and pencil box. The palate is medium-bodied with a succulent entry that marries beautifully with the fine tannins and depth of flavour. This is more primal than its peers, but wonderful delineation and purity with a caressing, silky smooth finish. Utterly seductive: this Pichon Baron is finally coming into its own. Tasted March 2011.

Score: 94Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (0511), May 2011

Score: 85/88James Suckling, Wine Spectator, March 2002

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