2010 Pichon-Longueville Baron Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WA 97
  • WE 97
  • JS 95
  • WS 95
  • ST 95
  • NM 94

Reviews for 2010 Pichon-Longueville Baron Bordeaux Blend

WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
97+ Administrator Christian Seeley thinks the 2010 is the greatest Pichon Longueville Baron he has ever made, equaling some of the estate’s colossal wines from vintages such as 1989 and 1990. It was certainly showing well... 97+ Administrator Christian Seeley thinks the 2010 is the greatest Pichon Longueville Baron he has ever made, equaling some of the estate’s colossal wines from vintages such as 1989 and 1990. It was certainly showing well when I stopped by the chateau in January. Opaque purple, with loads of charcoal, licorice, incense and some exotic Asian spices along with abundant cassis liqueur, blackberry and hints of roasted coffee and spring flowers, it is full-bodied and opulent, with relatively high tannins, but they have sweetened up considerably and seem less aggressive than they did from barrel. The oak is clearly pushed to the background by the wine’s wealth of fruit, glycerin and full-bodied texture. This sensational Pichon Longueville Baron needs 5-6 years of cellaring, and should keep 30+ years. - Robert Parker
WE 97
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2011
Big smoky and juicy wine with the fruit packing in its acidity over the dark complex tannins. Black currants are ripe intense giving a beautiful as well as severely structured wine. - R.V.
JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, November 2013
A dense and layered wine with lots of ripe and sweet fruit. Loads of currants, plums and tar. This is concentrated and almost jammy with velvety tannins. Powerful. Chewy. Try in 2020.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
Solidly built, with a roasted edge to the steeped fig, blackberry and black currant flavors, quickly followed by brambly tannins and notes of bay leaf and espresso. Stays dark and tarry through the finish, with superb... Solidly built, with a roasted edge to the steeped fig, blackberry and black currant flavors, quickly followed by brambly tannins and notes of bay leaf and espresso. Stays dark and tarry through the finish, with superb drive and verve. Best from 2017 through 2030. –JM
ST 95
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2013
95+ Good deep ruby-red. Ripe, exotic nose offers scents of dark berries, black cherry, graphite, peat, iron, flowers and chocolatey oak. Very ripe and impressively dense, showing compelling depth to its lush dark berry... 95+ Good deep ruby-red. Ripe, exotic nose offers scents of dark berries, black cherry, graphite, peat, iron, flowers and chocolatey oak. Very ripe and impressively dense, showing compelling depth to its lush dark berry and graphite flavors. A sexy sugar/acid balance gives this sharply delineated wine very good early balance but its powerfully structured, very long finish suggests that it will be long-lived. Big tannins are wonderfully smooth for the vintage.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2014
94+ Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Pichon Barton 2010 has a very linear, very focused bouquet with blackberry, cedar and mineral notes, not as intense as other wines but showing great clarity... 94+ Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Pichon Barton 2010 has a very linear, very focused bouquet with blackberry, cedar and mineral notes, not as intense as other wines but showing great clarity. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannins, very fine acidity, a gentle grip with very composed, lightly spiced finish. This is a relatively understated wine within its group, sophisticated and classy. It has closed down a little since I last tasted it, hence the slightly lower score, but expect that to rise in the future.
JJB 96
John Sweeney - JJ Buckley, April 2011
79% cabernet sauvignon 21% merlot. 13.7% alcohol. 73 hectare estate (planted to 65% cabernet sauvignon and 35% merlot) on gravel soil. The wine is aged in 80% new French oak barrels. Fresh aromas of lilac cassis and... 79% cabernet sauvignon 21% merlot. 13.7% alcohol. 73 hectare estate (planted to 65% cabernet sauvignon and 35% merlot) on gravel soil. The wine is aged in 80% new French oak barrels. Fresh aromas of lilac cassis and violets along with a good dose of cedar and a touch of graphite. Still quite primary at this point it will need time to fully integrate the fruit tannin and oak components. However it is full bodied with gorgeous texture. Looks to be a very successful vintage for Pichon Baron. This wine should be held for at least 10 years and last through 2035.