2018 Pichon-Longueville Baron Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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WE 100 DC 99 JL 98 JS 97 JD 97 WS 97 JA 96 WA 96 TWI 95
WE 100

Wine Enthusiast, March 2021

This great estate in southern Pauillac, facing the Latour vineyard, is at the top of its game. In this release, the tannins are as impressive and dense as the black fruits. Together they form a harmonious ensemble, richly...
DC 99

Decanter, December 2021

Generous aromatics of dark berry fruit, caramel, and spice are clear indicators of a warm vintage, but there are also floral notes and no heaviness whatsoever. There is juicy, savoury substance on the palate, sustained by...
JL 98

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2021

Incredibly dark in color, the wine pops with Cuban cigar, cedar, herbs, tobacco leaf, red and black currants, forest floor and peppery spice box aromas. This could be the most concentrated, powerful vintage of Pichon...
JS 97

jamessuckling.com, March 2021

Aromas of blackcurrants, blueberries, ash and cedar with hints of conifer. Full-bodied, yet so tight and refined with polished, toned tannins that are creamy and compact with a silky texture. Energetic and driven. Try...
JD 97

jebdunnuck.com, March 2021

(97+ points) A beautiful, majestic Pauillac that reminds me a little of the 2000, the 2018 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron checks in as 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Merlot that was brought up in 80% new French oak. It...
WS 97

Wine Spectator, January 2021

A very polished and pure expression of Pauillac, but don't go to sleep on it. As charming and vibrant as the cassis, cherry preserve and blackberry paste flavors are, they have a latent saturated feel. And then there's a...
JA 96

janeanson.com, December 2021

An exceptionally successful vintage at Pichon Baron, juicy, concentrated and finessed, with powerful yet well balanced bilberry and blackberry fruits. The sense of complexity and nuance builds from beginning to end...
WA 96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2021

(96+ points) The 2018 Pichon-Longueville Baron is a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Merlot, aged for 18 months in barriques, 80% new and 20% one year old. Production of the grand vin represents 50% of the harvest...
TWI 95

The Wine Independent, February 2023

95+ The 2018 Pichon Baron has a deep garnet-purple color. It starts off with savory notes of black olives, sauteed herbs, chargrill, and beef dripping, over a core of crème de cassis and stewed plums. Medium to...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the 2018 Pichon-Longueville Baron, a Bordeaux Blend that hails from the esteemed Pauillac region of Bordeaux, France. This exceptional red wine exudes elegance and sophistication, showcasing the expertise of the renowned producer, Pichon-Longueville Baron. With its deep garnet-purple color and enticing aromas, this wine is sure to captivate the senses.

Upon pouring, the 2018 Pichon-Longueville Baron reveals a captivating bouquet of blackcurrants, blueberries, ash, and cedar, with subtle hints of conifer. The nose is complex and alluring, setting the stage for a truly remarkable tasting experience. On the palate, this full-bodied wine impresses with its tight and refined structure. The polished, toned tannins are creamy and compact, offering a silky texture that glides effortlessly across the tongue.

The 2018 Pichon-Longueville Baron is a wine of great energy and drive. It possesses a remarkable level of concentration and power, yet everything remains perfectly balanced. The flavors of black fruit preserves and exotic spices make a bold statement, framed by plush tannins and a lively backbone. The finish is long and spicy, leaving a lasting impression on the palate.

Notable wine critics have recognized the excellence of the 2018 Pichon-Longueville Baron. James Suckling awarded this wine an impressive score of 97 points, describing it as "full-bodied, yet so tight and refined." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also praised this vintage, giving it a score of 96+ points and noting its impactful black fruit preserves and plush tannins. Jeff Leve declared this wine as the most concentrated and powerful vintage of Pichon Baron ever produced, giving it a score of 98 points.

Decanter bestowed a score of 99 points upon this wine, praising its generous aromatics and juicy, savory substance on the palate. Jeb Dunnuck was equally impressed, awarding it 97+ points and highlighting its focused texture and depth of fruit. The Vinous publication gave this wine a score of 95 points, noting its dense and burly character, while Wine Spectator awarded it 97 points for its polished and pure expression of Pauillac.

The 2018 Pichon-Longueville Baron is a wine of exceptional quality and age-worthiness. It is recommended to cellar this wine for several years to allow the terroir expression to fully develop. However, for those seeking instant gratification, this wine can be enjoyed after decanting and paired with hearty dishes or aged cheeses.

In conclusion, the 2018 Pichon-Longueville Baron is a wine that exemplifies the elegance and power of Bordeaux. With its refined structure, concentrated flavors, and impressive accolades from esteemed critics, this wine is a true gem of the Pauillac region. Whether enjoyed now or cherished in the cellar for years to come, the 2018 Pichon-Longueville Baron is a wine that will continue to impress and delight.