Pichon Baron 2002
Tasting Notes Pichon Baron 2002
Tasted blind at Farr's 2002 Bordeaux tasting. Very good definition on the nose: blackberry, melted tar, cedar-wood and a touch of smoke. The palate is ripe with solid tannins, a touch of austerity lending it a masculine persona, backward towards the finish with notes of blackberry leaf and pencil lead. Good length but a little aloof at the moment. Tasted October 2009.
This is an elegant, deep ruby-colored wine with notes of sweet cassis, cedar wood, and tobacco with a hint of chocolate in the background. It is a layered, moderately weighty wine with pretty, even understated fruit flavors, excellent concentration, and a long finish with relatively ripe tannin. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2016.