2011 Pichon-Longueville Baron Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WS 95
  • WE 95
  • NM 95
  • IWC 93
  • JS 93
  • WA 91

Reviews for 2011 Pichon-Longueville Baron Bordeaux Blend

WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
This has muscle but is fleshy and almost creamy along the edges with a very dense core of plum blackberry and cassis waiting in reserve. A sleek iron edge cruises in on the finish and adds some serious length.-J.M.
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2012
Big tannins smoky wood notes and prominent fruit mark this wine along with acidity and freshness. It's powerful with the most gentle structure of concentrated dusty tannins and intensely-fresh blackberry-juice flavors. - R.V.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Merlot picked from 12th September until 28th or something (according to a vague Mr. Seely.) It sports a ripe more extrovert nose than some of its neighbours with lush blackberry... A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Merlot picked from 12th September until 28th or something (according to a vague Mr. Seely.) It sports a ripe more extrovert nose than some of its neighbours with lush blackberry boysenberry a touch of cherry liqueur and underneath typical Pauillac traits of graphite and tobacco. Leaving the glass for five minutes it unwinds nicely and shows great purity. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins on the entry good grip and weight a 2011 with real substance and chutzpah. The more I leave this in my glass the more I like it. Very harmonious with layers of ripe blackberry and a touch of white pepper the finish forgetting it is 2011 and not 2009. This is an outstanding Pichon Baron for the vintage. Tasted three times with consistent notes. Tasted April 2012.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2012
Opaque inky-purple. Inky graphite and cedar notes complicate rich deep cassis aromas on the refined nose. Youthfully chewy and tannic on the palate with a saline mineral quality complicating the deep black fruit and... Opaque inky-purple. Inky graphite and cedar notes complicate rich deep cassis aromas on the refined nose. Youthfully chewy and tannic on the palate with a saline mineral quality complicating the deep black fruit and smoky herb flavors. The long finish features a repeating mineral tang.
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2012
Very pretty aromas of currants and blueberries with hints of flowers. Full body with silky tannins and a fruity finish. Refined. Very polished tannins.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
Its bigger, more famous sibling, the 2011 Pichon Longueville Baron exhibits a dense ruby/purple color, an opulent mouthfeel for a 2011, silky tannins and no hard edges. Medium-bodied and well-endowed, it is a major... Its bigger, more famous sibling, the 2011 Pichon Longueville Baron exhibits a dense ruby/purple color, an opulent mouthfeel for a 2011, silky tannins and no hard edges. Medium-bodied and well-endowed, it is a major success in this vintage. It should hit its stride in 3-4 years and last for 15+. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
JJB 93
John Sweeney - JJ Buckley, April 2012
82% cabernet sauvignon and 18% merlot. 73-hectare estate on gravelly soil. The wine was harvested beginning September 12th and finished on October 8th. Aged for 18 months in 80% new French oak. Deep purple in color with a... 82% cabernet sauvignon and 18% merlot. 73-hectare estate on gravelly soil. The wine was harvested beginning September 12th and finished on October 8th. Aged for 18 months in 80% new French oak. Deep purple in color with a bright magenta rim. The nose exudes upfront earth driven aromas with secondary notes of black fruit and graphite. A clear streak of minerality runs through this wine as does a firm tannic structure. A bit shorter on the finish than I would have expected but overall a pretty nice wine. Enjoy 2014-2022.