2008 Pichon-Longueville Baron Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • NM 96
  • VN 96
  • WA 95
  • JS 94
  • WE 94
  • IWC 93
  • JG 93
  • WS 91
  • JR 91

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NM 96
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2012
Tasted ex-château and single blind in Southwold. "Oh baby baby" as Salt `n Pepa declared back in the day: Pichon Baron is a real star of this vintage. It is a little introverted at first tightly-wound dark berries tar and... Tasted ex-château and single blind in Southwold. "Oh baby baby" as Salt `n Pepa declared back in the day: Pichon Baron is a real star of this vintage. It is a little introverted at first tightly-wound dark berries tar and graphite and a touch of autumnal leaves. The palate has a chewy entry good acidity firm grip with a dense persuasive finish that is First Growth standard. There is quite a bit of extraction here but it is beautifully focused and tensile. This is one of the finest Left Bank wines. Tasted January 2012.
VN 96
Vinous, February 2018
The 2008 Pichon-Longueville Baron has a refined and focused bouquet with classic blackberry, mint and graphite aromas that gather momentum with aeration. The palate is beautifully balanced with pure black fruit, a fine... The 2008 Pichon-Longueville Baron has a refined and focused bouquet with classic blackberry, mint and graphite aromas that gather momentum with aeration. The palate is beautifully balanced with pure black fruit, a fine bead of acidity, quite an intense finish with layers of graphite-infused black fruit that linger on and on. Wow. This is one of the most impressive Pauillac wines this vintage. If I were to rush out and buy one 2008 Bordeaux it may well be this. (Tasted at BI Wine & Spirit’s annual 10-Year On tasting.) -- Neal Martin
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
A sleeper of the vintage the 2008 Pichon Longueville Baron is one of the densest most concentrated wines of Pauillac in 2008. An inky/purple color is followed by aromas and flavors of creme de cassis blackberries charcoal... A sleeper of the vintage the 2008 Pichon Longueville Baron is one of the densest most concentrated wines of Pauillac in 2008. An inky/purple color is followed by aromas and flavors of creme de cassis blackberries charcoal coffee and licorice. Exceptionally full-bodied with velvety tannins and undeniable appeal this gorgeous well-proportioned larger than life 2008 should age effortlessly for two decades or more. With the realistic pricing that remains for many 2008s this is a no-brainer.
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, June 2016
Wow. So much bright fruit in this with orange peel and black currant character. Floral and lively. Full body, silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Hard not to drink now. Do it.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, April 2011
Powerful rich firm and solid. The tannins are rounded and there is a noticeable amount of wood here although the wine has preserved its fresh fruit at the same time. Very linear the finish showing ripe plums and sweet... Powerful rich firm and solid. The tannins are rounded and there is a noticeable amount of wood here although the wine has preserved its fresh fruit at the same time. Very linear the finish showing ripe plums and sweet fruit. - R.V.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2011
Bright ruby-red. Black cherry leather and strong graphite minerality on the nose. Silky sweet and suave with dark fruit flavors lifted by a violet element and given grip and definition by a strong mineral spine. ... Bright ruby-red. Black cherry leather and strong graphite minerality on the nose. Silky sweet and suave with dark fruit flavors lifted by a violet element and given grip and definition by a strong mineral spine. Wonderfully deep ripe Pauillac with strong early sexy appeal. Finishes very bright and long with serious but sweet tannins. Deceptively approachable now this wine is built for two decades of evolution in bottle.
JG 93
View From The Cellar, August 2011
(93+) Currently, the 2008 Pichon-Baron is showing even better than the 2009, as the oak has already fully integrated into the body of the wine and the balance here is now impeccable. The bouquet is deep, complex and... (93+) Currently, the 2008 Pichon-Baron is showing even better than the 2009, as the oak has already fully integrated into the body of the wine and the balance here is now impeccable. The bouquet is deep, complex and really lovely, as it delivers scents of black cherries, cassis, cigar smoke, a nice touch of young cabernet “weediness”, coffee, fine soil tones and toasty new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and really classy, with fine focus and balance, firm tannins and excellent length and grip on the poised and classy finish. Really a classic vintage for Pichon Longueville. (Drink between 2020-2060)
WS 91
Wine Spectator, April 2011
This is solidly packed for the vintage with dark currant fig and graphite notes framed by bittersweet cocoa espresso and iron. Still a touch chunky on the finish but the structure is fine-grained and this should settle in... This is solidly packed for the vintage with dark currant fig and graphite notes framed by bittersweet cocoa espresso and iron. Still a touch chunky on the finish but the structure is fine-grained and this should settle in nicely with modest cellaring. Best from 2013 through 2019.-J.M.
JR 91
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, February 2018
(17.5/20) Sophisticated oak spices, juicy blackcurrant fruit and a lovely tomato-stalk character. Firmer grip than the Pichon Lalande, and the vanilla spice is perhaps just a little over-zealous. (RH)
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2008
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork