1988 Pichon Baron 750ml

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1988 Pichon Baron
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Reviews For This Wine


 
Bordeaux Book(1998) | 90

The 1988 Pichon-Longueville promises to be one of the half-dozen superstars of this vintage. Surprisingly large-scaled for a 1988, with an oaky, cassis, and licorice-scented nose, it is deep in color, rich, softly tannic, medium to full-bodied, and should reach maturity early on, but keep for 15-20 years. Last tasted 1/93

Drink Dates: 1993-2010
Author: Robert Parker


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Wine Spectator | 95

A classic new style of Pichon-Baron, with rich, thick, velvety tannins and complex berry, currant and mint character. Full-bodied, it's extremely balanced for showing such impressive power. A real beauty.--1988 Bordeaux horizontal.

Author: James Suckling


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Score: 92
Author: KMS
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 04/08/2012
Score: 83
Author: chris06518
Tasted On: 08/19/2010
Still holding up nice. good color and balance. Nice tannins early that faded over time.
More Vintages and Sizes of Pichon Baron:

2005 (750ml)
2003 (750ml)
2000 (750ml)
1990 (750ml)
1989 (750ml)

About This Producer


Chateau Pichon Baron is a Second Growth classified Bordeaux estate located in the Pauillac appellation. In addition to producing a grand vin, Pichon Baron makes a second wine, Les Tourelles de Longueville.

The two estates Pichon Baron and Pichon Comtesse de Lalande were originally joined as one property in the 18th century, but its vineyards were divided among the Longueville heirs in 1850. In 1987 the French insurance company AXA purchased Pichon Baron and installed Jean-Michel Cazes as its director. More recently, Christian Seely took over the management role as of 2000. The property has seen much improvement over the last 20 years.

The 73 hectares of gravel vineyards are planted to 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. The grapes are harvested by hand and the wine is fermented in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks. Aging is done in French oak barrels for up to 18 months. Pichon Baron has a structured style that can be attributed to the large percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in its blend. Some of the best recent vintages include 2000, 2003 and 2005.

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