Pichon Baron 2018

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Chateau Pichon Baron, Pichon Baron, 2018

Tasting Notes Pichon Baron 2018

97-99

The 2018 Pichon-Longueville Baron is made up of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Merlot. The Merlot was harvested September 24-25, and the Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested October 3-10. The wine is to be aged 18 months in barriques, 80% new and 20% one year old, and production represents 50% of the harvest this year. Very deep purple-black colored, it begins a little coy, rolling slowly and languidly out of the glass with notions of baked raspberries, blueberry coulis, crème de cassis and incense plus nuances of lilacs, truffles, damp soil and garrigue with wafts of lavender and wild sage. Full-bodied, voluptuous and oh-so-seductive, the palate reveals layer upon layer of savory, earthy and black fruit preserves, framed by wonderfully ripe, velvety tannins and lovely freshness, finishing very long and perfumed. Beautiful.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019
97-98

Deep and dark young wine that takes you down, deep down to its center palate of blackberries and blueberries, firm and very silky tannins and a vivid finish. Wonderful palate and depth in this with such class and finesse. So many layers of polished, fine tannins. Great wine.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com - April 2019
97

Straight from the nose you feel the wave of power with the wine uncurling through the palate, starting with tight notes of cassis then gently softening into sweeter brambled hedgerow fruits alongside a ton of ink and pencil lead. The tannins are present but seductive, and as is often the case this year, they're concentrated without being remote. It’s less monolithic than the 2010 with some of the seduction of 2009 at this property but with higher levels of extraction. The harvest took place between 24 September and 11 October. Again, we see here a Pauillac with the highest alcohol ever but it carries it extremely well. There was one week less of maceration than normal, so 21 days instead of 28, which will have helped control extractions. 86IPT.

Jane Anson
Decanter - April 2019
95-98

Warm, dense and fleshy in feel, featuring cassis, plum and cherry compote flavors infused with tobacco and worn cedar details. Seriously long, with a well-buried iron note, though the purity of the fruit is the dominating feature overall. This cuts a pretty broad swath as it moves along. A big wine.—J.M.

James Molesworth
Wine Spectator - April 2019
94-97

Pichon Baron is exceptional in 2018. Pliant, silky and super-finessed, the 2018 has a level of textural finesse that really elevates the wine into Pauillac's upper echelon. Ripe fruit and silky tannins give the 2018 much of its inimitable finesse. At the same time, the 2018 is bright, punchy and surprisingly fresh, not to mention absolutely impeccable in its balance. The blend is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Merlot, while new oak is 80%.

Antonio Galloni
Vinous - April 2019

Pichon Baron Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Pichon Baron 2018 Chateau Pichon Baron POA 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2017 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,019.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2016 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,211.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2015 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,125.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2014 Chateau Pichon Baron £920.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2013 Chateau Pichon Baron £800.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2012 Chateau Pichon Baron £860.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2011 Chateau Pichon Baron £880.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2010 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,420.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2009 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,550.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2008 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,150.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2007 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,130.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2006 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,200.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2005 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,360.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2005 Chateau Pichon Baron £700.00 6x75cl
Pichon Baron 2004 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,100.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2003 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,266.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2002 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,180.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2001 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,328.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 2000 Chateau Pichon Baron £2,050.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 1999 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,380.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 1998 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,200.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 1997 Chateau Pichon Baron £828.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 1996 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,575.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 1995 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,275.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 1990 Chateau Pichon Baron £2,904.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 1989 Chateau Pichon Baron £2,328.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 1986 Chateau Pichon Baron £2,900.00 12x75cl
Pichon Baron 1982 Chateau Pichon Baron £1,800.00 12x75cl