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1989 Pichon Baron

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1989 Pichon Baron from Château Pichon Baron, Pauillac, Bordeaux

The 1989 vintage emerges as a remarkable testament to the elegant power that typifies Pauillac. Amid a year graced by consistent warmth and optimal harvest conditions, the 1989 Pichon Baron from Château Pichon Baron distinguishes itself with a poise that beckons the discerning investor.


An Exemplary Vintage Reflecting a Superb Terroir

This vintage encapsulates the essence of the artistry at Château Pichon Baron, exhibiting a masterful balance of intensity and refinement. The 1989 offerings boast a concentrated palette, redolent of black currants and ripe plums nuanced by touches of cedar and graphite - a signifier of its careful aging in premium oak.

Opulent yet structured, the 1989 Pichon Baron captures the essence of its exceptional terroir. Even in its maturity, the wine's robust tannins preserve its architecture, lending itself to continued evolution in the years to come, which is an attractive attribute to investors seeking wines with potential for further development.


Bearing the Hallmark of a Landmark Château

Such finesse and longevity are indicative of Château Pichon Baron's reputation for producing wines that seamlessly integrate power with elegance. A product of meticulous vinification practices and terroir-focused dedication, this vintage reinforces why this château has long been esteemed among connoisseurs and collectors alike.

The 1989 Pichon Baron survives as one of the stars in Bordeaux's splendid anthology, providing investors not only with a luxurious sensorial experience but also an asset of enduring value. As this wine continues to charm with its complexity and composure, it presents itself as an alluring opportunity for those looking to enhance their portfolios with one of Pauillac's finest specimens.

In summary, a glass of 1989 Pichon Baron from Château Pichon Baron eloquently narrates the story of an ideal Bordeaux season, celebrating both provenance and perfection that investors and enthusiasts covet. A sophisticated milestone in the tapestry of fine wines, it has rightfully earned its place as one of the most admired vintages from this exalted estate.

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Both the 1989 and 1990 vintages exhibit opaque, dense purple colors that suggest massive wines of considerable extraction and richness. The dense, full-bodied 1989 is brilliantly made with huge, smoky, chocolatey, cassis aromas intermingled with scents of toasty oak. Well-layered, with a sweet inner-core of fruit, this awesomely endowed, backward, tannic, prodigious 1989 needs another 5-6 years of cellaring; it should last for three decades or more. It is unquestionably a great Pichon-Longueville-Baron.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #109 Feb 1997


Tasted at Robersons’ 1989 Bordeaux horizontal. The Pichon-Baron ’89 has a lucid garnet core. The nose is very pure and well defined with small black cherries, blueberry, a touch of iodine, mint and a pastille quality coming through. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, a saline tang on the entry that I has not been as pronounced on previous bottles, very good acidity with a firm structure and youthful zeal that is irresistible. Wonderful harmony here. The ’89 is jousting with the ’90 for supremacy and on this performance, it may well be overtaking it. Superb. Drink now-2025. Tasted June 2010.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Nov 2010

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