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1995 Pichon Baron

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1995 Pichon Baron from Château Pichon Baron, Pauillac, Bordeaux

The journey through the top wineries of Bordeaux is incomplete without a pause to reflect on the remarkable qualities of the 1995 Pichon Baron from Château Pichon Baron. Much like a master painter's masterpiece, this Pauillac vintage encapsulates everything there is to cherish in fine wine. With the passage of time, it has evolved into a treasure trove for refined palates and wine investors alike.

 

Defining a Vintage with Elegance and Power

In 1995, Bordeaux experienced weather conditions that walked a narrow tightrope between challenge and opportunity, fostering grapes that brought forth both robust tannins and refined elegance in the resulting wine. The 1995 Pichon Baron embodies this duality, balancing power and finesse with aplomb – a signature trait of an outstanding investment-grade wine.

The characteristic cassis notes intertwined with tantalizing hints of blackberry and tobacco smoke declare their presence confidently in the glass. As one savors this generous bouquet, subtle secondary aromas of pencil lead and wet stones unearth themselves amid the fruit - whispering stories of the gravelly terroir that is unmistakably Pauillac.

 

A Vintage Worth Savouring

On the palate, the age-worthiness of the 1995 Pichon Baron becomes abundantly clear. Layers unfold seamlessly revealing a well-integrated structure with smooth yet discernible tannins suggesting its capacity to impress for years to come. The wine's exuberance is tempered by a refined acidity that maintains vivacity, marking it as a pinnacle expression from Château Pichon Baron.

For those seeking to diversify their portfolio with an exceptional wine that promises not only an exquisite tasting experience but also potential appreciative value, the 1995 Pichon Baron stands as a compelling choice. Its evolution in bottle bears testimony to an exceptional vintage from an illustrious estate, fast becoming a legend among connoisseurs and investors – a prime exemplar of why Bordeaux remains at the core of fine wine investment.

In summary, much like seasoned artisans who intuitively know when each stroke contributes to a greater masterpiece, so too does the 1995 Pichon Baron from Château Pichon Baron exhibit qualities only achievable through expert cultivation and impeccable aging. An archetype of its vintage, this wine stands out as an investable asset with enduring charm.

Current market price

HK$12,890.00

12x75cl

Highest score

94

POP score

96.43

Scores and tasting notes

94

Tasted at the London Pichon-Baron off-line. Tasted single blind, this has a deep garnet core. The nose has wonderful lift with blackberry, cassis, espresso and fireside hearth. Great definition although there is still just a little oak to be subsumed. The palate has very good weight and concentration, firm tannins, pure blackberry, kirsch and perhaps just a faint touch of VA that just lends the finish a sense of sensuality and decadence. Superb. Drink 2010-2025. Tasted May 2009.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Sep 2009

90

A stylish, elegant, more restrained style of Pichon Baron, with less obvious new oak than usual, this deep ruby/purple-colored wine offers a pure black currant-scented nose with subtle aromas of coffee and smoky toasty oak. In the mouth, the wine displays less weight and muscle than the 1996, but it offers suave, elegant, rich fruit presented in a medium to full-bodied, surprisingly lush style. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2016.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #115 Feb 1998

Vintage performance