2011 Pichon-Longueville Baron Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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NM 95 WE 95 JA 94 DC 93 VN 93 JS 92 JL 92 JD 91 WA 91
NM 95

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...
WE 95

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.
JA 94

janeanson.com, December 2021

The black fruits that dominate the palate on this vintage are savoury, slightly subdued, so make sure you give them time to be coaxed out of the glass. As it opens, a floral and chiselled Cabernet expression takes over...
DC 93

Decanter, December 2021

Juicy black fruits, including cherry, blackcurrant, and blueberry with an undercurrent of graphite. Medium body but an enticingly juicy and surprisingly creamy-textured mouthfeel in the context of this vintage where the...
VN 93

Vinous, April 2022

The 2011 Pichon-Baron has an impressive bouquet with intense mineral-driven black fruit, cedar and a lovely marine influence that comes through with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, very harmonious...
JS 92

jamessuckling.com, March 2015

A Pichon Baron with currants and cocoa powder. It’s a little lean but shows lovely full body, bright fruit and polished tannins. Lovely race and finesse. Better in 2018.
JL 92

TheWineCellarInsider.com, November 2017

Forward in style, this allows for early drinking pleasure, while waiting for your 2009 and 2010 to come around. Already open, the soft cassis, blackberry and tobacco notes, with the right amount of freshness and firmness...
JD 91

jebdunnuck.com, December 2017

The 2011 Pichon-Longueville Baron is a classic, solid, outstanding 2011 that offers textbook cedar and lead pencil notes as well as a core of dark fruits, medium-bodied richness, ripe tannin, and a focused, chiseled, yet...
WA 91

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...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2011
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2011 Pichon-Longueville Baron, a Bordeaux Blend from the renowned Pauillac region in France. This wine embodies elegance, finesse, and a harmonious balance that truly showcases the craftsmanship of Pichon-Longueville Baron.

In the glass, the wine presents a deep purple hue with a bright magenta rim, captivating the eye with its rich and intense color. The nose is an olfactory delight, exuding upfront earth-driven aromas that are complemented by secondary notes of black fruit and graphite. As the wine breathes, a clear streak of minerality emerges, adding complexity and depth to the bouquet.

On the palate, the 2011 Pichon-Longueville Baron reveals a medium-bodied structure with firm, polished tannins that provide a velvety texture. The bright fruit flavors burst onto the palate, showcasing currants and hints of cherry liqueur, while cocoa powder adds a touch of indulgence. The wine is impeccably balanced, displaying a lovely race and finesse that is both impressive and refined.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling awarded this vintage a commendable score of 92, praising its full body, bright fruit, and polished tannins. He suggests that the wine will reach its peak in 2018, allowing its flavors to fully develop and evolve.

Neal Martin of Vinous also commends the 2011 Pichon-Longueville Baron, awarding it an impressive score of 93. He describes the bouquet as intense and mineral-driven, with notes of black fruit, cedar, and a captivating marine influence. The palate is described as medium-bodied with fine tannins, showcasing a remarkable harmony and a fine bead of acidity. Martin hails this vintage as classy, sophisticated, and superb.

With additional accolades from respected critics such as John Sweeney, Wine Enthusiast, Neal Martin's Wine Journal, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Jane Anson, Decanter, Jeb Dunnuck, and Jeff Leve, it is clear that the 2011 Pichon-Longueville Baron is a wine of exceptional quality and distinction.

This Bordeaux Blend is crafted with 82% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Merlot grapes, harvested from Pichon-Longueville Baron's 73-hectare estate on gravelly soil. After fermentation, the wine is aged for 18 months in 80% new French oak barrels, further enhancing its complexity and character.

The 2011 Pichon-Longueville Baron is a wine that will continue to evolve and delight for years to come. Its powerful yet elegant nature, combined with its impeccable balance and refined flavors, make it a true gem from the Pauillac region of Bordeaux. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, this wine is sure to impress even the most discerning palates.