Pichon Baron 2006
Tasting Notes Pichon Baron 2006
Tasted at home and decanted for one hour, this is turning into a delectable Pichon Baron. Blackberry, graphite and cold limestone on the nose, the oak a little more integrated than previously bottles. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, good structure…that adjective of ‘mellow’ coming back again in terms of its harmony and sensuality. It might lack the depth of other vintages on the finish, but there is a wily femininity to this Pauillac that is very appealing. Drink 2013-2025. Tasted August 2010.
Closed but promising, this is a tannic, masculine style of wine in 2006, with an inky bluish/purple color as well as aromas of incense, charcoal, smoked meats, and the classic creme de cassis that one finds in the top Pauillacs. The aromatics are still retrained, but the wine is full-bodied in the mouth, tannic, backward, and set for a relatively long life. This is not one of the profound wines from Pichon Longueville Baron, but it is certainly a top-flight success for the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2028.