2016 Pichon-Longueville Baron Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JS 99 JL 99 JA 98 TWI 98 JD 97 WA 97 WE 97
JS 99

jamessuckling.com, February 2019

The concentration and largesse of the 2016 Pichon Baron is apparent from the get-go with incredibly alluring, ripe and expansive fruit aromas in the blackberry, dark-cherry, mulberry and plum zone. Espresso and cedar, as...
JL 99

TheWineCellarInsider.com, February 2019

With an incredibly dark hue, the wine is as expected, concentrated, full bodied, rich, multi-layered and multi faceted. Once the wine is in the glass, your met with waves of ripe, dark, red fruits and a wall of tannin...
JA 98

janeanson.com, December 2021

An exceptional vintage where the Cabernet expression at five years old is dominant - savoury and sculpted cassis bud, bilberry and blueberry fruit alongside waves of rosebud and violet. The tannins are concentrated and...
TWI 98

The Wine Independent, December 2022

A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot, the 2016 Pichon Baron is deep garnet-purple in color. It needs a lot of swirling to uncover notes of blackcurrant cordial, chocolate-covered cherries, and boysenberry...
JD 97

jebdunnuck.com, February 2019

The 2016 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron is beauty and is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot that was brought up in 80% new French oak. Tasting like a hypothetical mix of the 2009 and 2010, its deep purple...
WA 97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2018

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Pichon-Longueville Baron offers a suave and seductive nose of warm red and black currants, black plum preserves, truffles, tapenade and rose hip tea with touches of sandalwood and...
WE 97

Wine Enthusiast, May 2019

As often with this estate, this wine combines opulent richness and an elegant structure. It is a bold wine, ripe and full of black fruits. But it holds together impressively, with nothing in excess. The wine will age...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2016 Pichon-Longueville Baron is a Bordeaux Blend from the prestigious Pauillac region of Bordeaux, France. With an alcohol percentage of 13.5%, this red wine is a true masterpiece that embodies the essence of its terroir.

In the glass, the wine displays a deep garnet-purple color that immediately catches the eye. Its intensity and concentration are apparent from the first glance, hinting at the exceptional quality within. The nose is seductive and alluring, offering a symphony of ripe, expansive fruit aromas. Blackberry, dark cherry, mulberry, and plum take center stage, accompanied by notes of espresso, cedar, and a distinct stony mineral edge. The complexity of the bouquet is truly remarkable.

On the palate, the 2016 Pichon-Longueville Baron reveals its depth, drive, and detail. Fine and plush tannins stretch the palate in every direction, creating a luxurious and velvety texture. The wine is both powerful and fresh, exuding an incredible vivacity that sets it apart. With each sip, the flavors of black fruits, exotic spices, and minerals unfold, leaving a lasting impression.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling awarded this wine an impressive score of 99 points, describing it as the greatest Pichon Baron since 1989. He praises its incredible concentration, ripe fruit aromas, and plush tannins. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also gives it a score of 97 points, highlighting its suave and seductive nose, firm structure, and mineral complexity.

The 2016 Pichon-Longueville Baron is a wine that combines opulent richness with an elegant structure. It is bold and full of black fruits, yet perfectly balanced and harmonious. This wine is built to age, with a suggested drinking window starting from 2024. However, for those who cannot resist its allure, it can be enjoyed now with proper decanting. Whether you choose to savor it in its youth or allow it to mature gracefully in your cellar, this wine is a true masterpiece that will continue to captivate for years to come.