1990 Pichon-Longueville Baron Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
  • WA 98
  • WA 97
  • WS 94
  • IWC 93

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2017
The 1990 Pichon-Longueville Baron has always been one of my benchmark wines, one that never ceases to perform. Now at 27 years of age, it is clearly at its peak, and what a wondrous thing it is. Now showing some bricking... The 1990 Pichon-Longueville Baron has always been one of my benchmark wines, one that never ceases to perform. Now at 27 years of age, it is clearly at its peak, and what a wondrous thing it is. Now showing some bricking on the rim, the bouquet is utterly sublime, with red berries, cedar, touches of graphite, crushed rose petals and incense. You just want to become enveloped by these aromas. The palate is perfectly balanced, perhaps not as structured as it once showed since the tannins have mellowed, but what you get is a Pauillac relishing its secondary phase, which is almost Burgundy-like in terms of mouthfeel. Suffused with tension, it gains weight in the mouth toward the slightly tart finish. It is a Pichon Baron that only knows how to give sophisticated drinking pleasure. I once wrote that Pichon Baron is better than many 1990 First Growth, and that is a statement I have no reason to change. Tasted April 2017. - Neal Martin
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2009
A remarkable vintage for Pichon Longueville Baron 1990 is one of this estate's two or three finest wines made in the last 40 years. Still inky/blue/purple-tinged to the rim it reveals an extraordinary bouquet of charcoal... A remarkable vintage for Pichon Longueville Baron 1990 is one of this estate's two or three finest wines made in the last 40 years. Still inky/blue/purple-tinged to the rim it reveals an extraordinary bouquet of charcoal incense creme de cassis blue and black fruits and a hint of licorice as well as an impressively long finish. While drinkable its evolution is extremely slow and I would not be surprised to see it last another two decades or more.
WS 94
Wine Spectator, February 2005
More tobacco and cedar character on the nose with hints of ripe fruit. Full-bodied yet fine and sophisticated with elegant tannins and a long finish. This is always a top-quality red...
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2002
Full medium ruby. Nose at once subtle and flamboyant with slightly roasted aromas of currant cedar lead pencil and minerals. Large-scaled sweet and rich with utterly primary fruit suggesting a long future ahead of it... Full medium ruby. Nose at once subtle and flamboyant with slightly roasted aromas of currant cedar lead pencil and minerals. Large-scaled sweet and rich with utterly primary fruit suggesting a long future ahead of it. Tasted next to the '89 this was a much more massive and somewhat softer wine. Very long on the finish with big but smooth tannins. Of more recent vintages only the 2000 has a chance to be in the same quality class as the '90 and '89. Drink 2004 to 2025. 93+ points
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 1990