2000 Pichon Baron 750ml

France - Bordeaux - Pauillac | Second Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend
2000 Pichon Baron

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International Wine Cellar | 94

($80-$106) Good full red-ruby. Complex nose combines plum, mocha, minerals, tobacco and burnished oak. A bit tight on entry, then expands and explodes toward the back, showing dense, insinuating flavors of black fruits and licorice. Chewy, sharply delineated Pichon-Baron with excellent underlying backbone and broad, palate-coating tannins. An outstanding vintage for this estate.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 108

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Jancis Robinson | 18

Dark blackish ruby, more orange than the Pichon Lalande colour. Warm, integrated nose. Dense and beautifully balanced. Pure Pauillac without recourse to pastiche. Much riper than Pichon Lalande but not overripe. Already broachable but with potential too. Good stuff!

Drink Dates: 2010-2030
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Wine Advocate | 97

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!

Drink Dates: 2010-2030
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 189

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Wine Spectator | 93

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.

Drink Dates: 2010+
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 94
Author: riffmaker
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 08/30/2014
Score: 97
Author: marv
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/25/2014
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Score: 94
Author: gotwine
Trust Rating: 86
Tasted On: 05/26/2014
Score: 95
Author: Todd W59
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 04/12/2014
Drink Dates: 2014-2025
Opened and double-decanted four hours prior to drinking. Brilliant deep red color. Aromas of black fruits, leather and tobacco. On the palate, lots of fruit and softening tannins, with incredible balance all the way through the finish. Decanting and letting this bottle take some air for 4 hours really helped it sing! I've had several bottles of Pichon Baron from the 90s; this bottle was by far the best!

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Score: 90
Author: Charles M71
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 04/11/2013
Drink Dates: 2013-2015
Cedar/plum notes with good intensity. Fruit has diminished but, still balanced with softened tannins. Finish lingers & wine seems fully mature.

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More Vintages and Sizes of Pichon Baron:

2003 (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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