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1998 Pichon Baron 750ml
1998 Pichon Baron
France - Bordeaux - Pauillac / Second Growth
Red / Bordeaux Blend
1998 Pichon Baron
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Professional Reviews


International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 96

Red-ruby. Restrained, nuanced nose combines plum, currant, tobacco and dusty minerality. Intensely flavored, delineated and minerally, with red berry fruit complicated by tobacco and currant leaf. I might have picked this for a Graves. Finishes with tooth-coating tannins. A good showing today.

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Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 134

A definitive Pauillac, the dense purple-colored 1998 Pichon-Baron offers up a sweet bouquet of licorice, smoke, asphalt, blackberries, and creme de cassis. In the mouth, the wine is elegant rather than full-blown, with medium body, sweet fruit, nice texture on the attack and mid-palate, and moderate tannin in the long finish. No, this is not as profound as the 1996, 1990 or 1989, but it is an outstanding effort.

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Community Reviews


kukie Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 07/18/2014 Drink Dates: 2006-2013

Decanted and consumed...nothing fantastic. Maybe my expectations were too high. The label is really fantastic, though.


Charles Funk Trust Rating: 92 Tasted On: 12/18/2013

Purple in color. Medium rim variation. Medium legs. Acacia, Violet. Medium/Full bodied. Fleshy texture. Long finish. I was pleasantly surprised by this wine.


Wang Chong Trust Rating: 93 Tasted On: 06/26/2013

WinoGeorge Trust Rating: 100 Tasted On: 07/14/2012 Drink Dates: 2012-2016 Drinking window: Drink between 2005 and 2019 (based on 19 user opinions)


Daniel B Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 03/01/2004 Drink Dates: 2008-2020

Closed up tight as a drum, the wine can only offer cherry fruit aromas at present. Unevolved on the palate with prominent tannins that may never completely resolve. 80% Cabernet and 20% Merlot.

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