Pichon Baron 1996

Current Market Price: £1,575.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Pichon Baron, Pichon Baron, 1996

Tasting Notes Pichon Baron 1996

94

Tasted at Roberson's Pichon Lalande/Pichon Baron vertical. It is a number of years since I have tasted this outstanding expression of a great Left Bank vintage. It has a sublime nose, slightly melted in character with pencil lead, blackberry, pencil box and some tertiary notes, moving more towards secondary aromas quicker than the Pichon Lalande '96 tasted alongside. The palate is medium-bodied with a touch more piquancy than the Pichon Lalande, perhaps not quite the harmony or complexity, but fresh and lively with notes of tar, cedar and brambly black fruits. I like the citric acidity threaded through this wine, lending so much vivacity and freshness. Very good ageing potential. Not in the same class as Pichon Lalande, but a thoroughly enjoyable Pauillac. Tasted September 2010.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Mar 2012
91

Pichon Longueville Baron's 1996 has turned out to be even better than I thought from cask. The high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend (about 80%) resulted in a wine that has put on weight in the bottle. An opaque purple color is accompanied by beautiful aromas of tobacco, new saddle leather, roasted coffee, and cassis. It is dense, medium to full-bodied, and backward, with moderately high tannin, but plenty of sweet fruit, glycerin, and extract to balance out the wine's structure. This well-endowed, classic Pauillac should be at its finest between 2006-2022.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #122 April 1999

Pichon Baron Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Pichon Baron 2018 Chateau Pichon Baron POA 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2017 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,000.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2016 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,189.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2015 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,200.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2015 Chateau Pichon Baron £575.00 6x75cl
Pichon Baron 2014 Chateau Pichon Baron £832.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2013 Chateau Pichon Baron £800.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2012 Chateau Pichon Baron £898.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2011 Chateau Pichon Baron £890.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2010 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,439.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2009 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,550.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2008 Chateau Pichon Baron £959.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2007 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,060.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2006 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,142.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2005 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,344.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2004 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,164.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2003 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,300.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2002 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,140.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2001 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,520.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2000 Chateau Pichon Baron £2,000.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 1999 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,150.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 1998 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,120.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 1997 Chateau Pichon Baron £927.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 1996 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,575.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 1995 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,300.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 1990 Chateau Pichon Baron £2,748.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 1989 Chateau Pichon Baron £2,600.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 1986 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,404.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 1982 Chateau Pichon Baron £3,492.00 12x75cl