Pichon Baron 2010

Cult Wines Price: £1,439.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Pichon Baron, Pichon Baron, 2010

Tasting Notes Pichon Baron 2010

97+

Administrator Christian Seeley thinks the 2010 is the greatest Pichon Longueville Baron he has ever made, equaling some of the estate's colossal wines from vintages such as 1989 and 1990. It was certainly showing well when I stopped by the chateau in January. Opaque purple, with loads of charcoal, licorice, incense and some exotic Asian spices along with abundant cassis liqueur, blackberry and hints of roasted coffee and spring flowers, it is full-bodied and opulent, with relatively high tannins, but they have sweetened up considerably and seem less aggressive than they did from barrel. The oak is clearly pushed to the background by the wine's wealth of fruit, glycerin and full-bodied texture. This sensational Pichon Longueville Baron needs 5-6 years of cellaring, and should keep 30+ years.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #194 May 2011
97

Tasted at the Union de Grand Cru in London and later at the chateau. A blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot representing 50% of the total production, matured in 80% new oak for 18 months, the Pichon Baron has a glorious bouquet with blackberry, briary and wild hedgerow. The aromatics are bestowed ethereal purity and elegance. The palate is medium-bodied with abundant, mineral-laden black fruit tinged with espresso. This is very harmonious, a mouth-filling bravura of a Pauillac (perhaps the equivalent of Cos d’Estournel?) There is a pleasing sense of linearity and austerity on the graphite-tinged finish, plus enormous length that will leave you convinced that this is a benchmark Pichon Baron that sits comfortably alongside the 2009. Comparing them both side by side, I would put them on equal par although instinct tells me to bet on ’10 over the long-term. Tasted November 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Mar 2013
95

A dense and layered wine with lots of ripe and sweet fruit. Loads of currants, plums and tar. This is concentrated and almost jammy with velvety tannins. Powerful. Chewy. Try in 2020.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, November 14th 2013

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 £1,240.00 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 £840.00 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 £1,240.00 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 £2,448.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 1989 Chateau Pichon Baron £2,400.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 1986 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,404.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 1982 Chateau Pichon Baron £3,492.00 12x75cl