2008 Pichon-Longueville Baron Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • NM 96
  • WA 95
  • WE 94
  • IWC 93
  • JR 93
  • JS 92
  • WS 91

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Reg: $169.94

$144.94

In Stock: 4 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 12 btls
ETA: Nov. 2018

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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.
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.
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.
JR 93
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, January 2012
Another very dense dark crimson wine. Very high toned. Delicate palate attack – rather vivacious. Not concentrated and dances across the palate. Very racy. Rather silky. Very good balance and rather aristocratic. Though... Another very dense dark crimson wine. Very high toned. Delicate palate attack – rather vivacious. Not concentrated and dances across the palate. Very racy. Rather silky. Very good balance and rather aristocratic. Though far from dense. Real lift on the end. Very dry finish. Nothing luscious about this! 18/20
JS 92
jamessuckling.com, December 2010
A young wine with a solid core of fruit and toasted oak with hints of chocolate and cedar. Full and silky with a lovely texture and a long fruity finish. Lots going on here. Solid and integrated. All there. Give it three... A young wine with a solid core of fruit and toasted oak with hints of chocolate and cedar. Full and silky with a lovely texture and a long fruity finish. Lots going on here. Solid and integrated. All there. Give it three to four years of bottle age.
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.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2008
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork