2002 Pichon Baron 750ml

France - Bordeaux - Pauillac | Second Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend
2002 Pichon Baron
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International Wine Cellar | 91(+?)

($40-$52) Good ruby-red. Complex nose melds blackcurrant, minerals, graphite, tobacco and licorice. Densely packed and youthfully closed, but also lush and generous, with sweet flavors of currant, tobacco, earth and spices shaped by firm acids. As sweet as this is, it's also very firmly structured and serious. Offers outstanding palate coverage on the back.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 120

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Wine Advocate | 89

This is an elegant, deep ruby-colored wine with notes of sweet cassis, cedar wood, and tobacco with a hint of chocolate in the background. It is a layered, moderately weighty wine with pretty, even understated fruit flavors, excellent concentration, and a long finish with relatively ripe tannin.

Drink Dates: 2006-2016
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 158

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Wine Spectator | 93

Dense aromas of licorice, tobacco, cedar and currants. Subtle yet complex. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a rich, long finish. Very pretty. One of the best from Pauillac this year, and clearly better than 2001. One of the surprises of the vintage. 20,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2008+
Author: James Suckling


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Vinfolio | 

Drink Dates: 2010-2025
Author: Vinfolio Team


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Score: 88
Author: Hecwines
Tasted On: 06/17/2014
Long gone- Light body
Score: 93
Author: cmin
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 09/02/2011
Score: 92
Author: david ap roux
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 10/07/2009
Drink Dates: 2008-2015
More Vintages and Sizes of Pichon Baron:

2003 (750ml)
2000 (750ml)
1996 (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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