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2015 Chateau Pichon Baron PauillacBlend from France

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  • 99 Yohan Castaing - Decanter
  • 98 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
  • 97 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
  • 97 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 97 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 97 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Independent
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Please note, this product is a 1.5L bottle.

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Ratings:

99

Yet another nose with standout freshness, even delicacy, but still quite youthful, mingling black fruit, spices, and spring flowers. A bit massive and still tightly wound on the palate, the wine has impressive tannic density and power but also finesse, apparent in the airborne, minty finish. Its terroir expression will need some time to come fully to the fore, but this is a superb wine.

98 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

Reminding me of the 1990, the 2015 Ch√Ęteau Pichon Baron is a sensational bottle of wine made from 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot that spent 18 months in 80% new French oak. Boasting a deep purple color as well as awesome notes of black raspberries, toasted spices, cassis, lead pencil shavings, tobacco leaf and building minerality, this full-bodied, concentrated 2015 has sweet tannin, a great texture, and a big, big finish. Pauillac all the way, with both opulence and finesse, forget bottles of 4-5 years and enjoy anytime over the following two to three decades. This is a match for the 2009, 2000, and 1990.

97 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

A dramatic, sweeping wine, the Pichon Baron is even better from bottle than it was from barrel. The 2015 is dense, plush and totally voluptuous as it sweeps across the palate to make its presence known. Nuanced and poised, with seemingly endless layers of nuance, the 2015 is super-impressive. A melange of dark red/purplish fruit, lavender, mint, spice and rose petal builds as this towering, dramatic Pauillac shows off its allure. In 2015, Pichon Baron is endowed with spectacular balance and class. This is quite simply a brilliant showing from the 2015.

97 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

A dramatic, sweeping wine, the Pichon Baron is even better from bottle than it was from barrel. The 2015 is dense, plush and totally voluptuous as it sweeps across the palate to make its presence known. Nuanced and poised, with seemingly endless layers of nuance, the 2015 is super-impressive. A melange of dark red/purplish fruit, lavender, mint, spice and rose petal builds as this towering, dramatic Pauillac shows off its allure. In 2015, Pichon Baron is endowed with spectacular balance and class. This is quite simply a brilliant showing from the 2015.

97 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2015 Pichon Baron is a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon and 23% Merlot picked between 18 September until 9 October. Apparently Christian Seely made use of four additional 80-hectolitre wooden vats that augmented his stainless steel vessels. It has a very pure bouquet with lifted blackcurrant, blueberry and graphite aromas, beautifully delineated, the oak seamlessly embroidered with the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin. This is disarmingly and utterly harmonious with a startling mineral core. Possibly the most sensual Pichon Baron that I have tasted at this nascent juncture, it gently unfolds in the mouth and leaves with an enormously persistent finish that leaves the senses tingling. If you want to know whether this 2015 is up there with the 2009 or 2010, the answer is unquestionably yes.

97 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Independent

A blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon and 23% Merlot, the 2015 Pichon Baron is deep garnet in color. It comes bounding out of the glass with eager-to-please scents of black cherry compote, blueberry pie, and creme de cassis, plus fragrant nuances of sandalwood, Chinese five spice, and dried roses. The medium-bodied palate offers wonderfully expressive notes of black and red berry preserves accented by exotic spices and supported by plush tannins, finishing with great freshness and opulence.

Product Detail

Item # 135586
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region Pauillac
Ratings

99 - Yohan Castaing - Decanter

98 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

97 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

97 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

97 - Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

97 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Independent

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV N/A
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Size 1.5L
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast and tar
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather