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2020 Chateau Pichon Baron PauillacCabernet Sauvignon from France


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  • 98+ Jeb Dunnuck -
  • 98 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
  • 98 Wine Enthusiast
  • 98 Yohan Castaing - Decanter
  • 97-98 Jonathan Choukroun - Vert de Vin
  • 98 Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider
  • 97 James Suckling -
  • 97 William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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The flagship 2020 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron is pure gold, a full-bodied, rich, powerful 2020 displaying the vintage's purity, focus, and structure front and center. A blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Merlot, its dense purple hue is followed by a mammoth-sized bouquet of cassis, blackberries, smoked earth, graphite, and cedar pencil. With ripe tannins, a seamless, layered mouthfeel, and one heck of a finish, it comes closest in my mind to the estate 2010, and I think is clearly in the same realm as the 1989, 1990, 2000, 2009, 2010, 2015, and 2019. It offers pleasure today, but it certainly warrants 7-8 years, a decade if possible, of bottle age and will have 40-50 years of overall longevity.

98 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

As I found before, the 2020 Pichon Baron takes a while to open in the glass. Finally, it offers enticing blackberry and boysenberry fruit, peony and iris flower, hints of graphite and black truffle. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannins, again, displaying outstanding symmetry and focus, fresh as a daisy with a strong and mineral-driven finish. Christian Seely and his team have overseen a splendid Pichon Baron for the ages. Blue-blooded Pauillac.

98 Wine Enthusiast

Made with a high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine offers dark tannins that give density and massive black fruits. With a magnificent combination of dark fruits and rich structure, it is set for long-term aging. Drink from 2028

98 Yohan Castaing - Decanter

The nose exudes the same winning combination of dark berry fruit and freshness as well as power and sensual pleasure that has become a hallmark of Pichon Baron. The palate provides the same winning alliance between dense, fleshy texture and delicate freshness. What stands out in this vintage is its already irresistible charm at this stage, which one hopes will last for a long while, but patience over the next 10 years will undoubtedly be rewarded.

97-98 Jonathan Choukroun - Vert de Vin

On the nose, nicely conducted, racy and offers a perfect harmony between power and delicacy, fine/elegant texture, depth and complexity. It reveals notes of ripe/dense black berries, crushed cassis and more slightly ripe/chunky raspberry combined with hints of morello cherry, violet, zan, as well as fine points of cardamom, blond tobacco, star anise, a discreet hint of toasted hazelnut, torrefaction and a subtle hint of pepper (in the background). On the palate, fruity and offers juiciness, minerality, freshness, nice definition, gourmandize, concentration (in finesse/delicacy), subtlety, tension, a nice harmony, an acidic frame, a lot of finesse/delicacy in the approach despite the richness/power of the wine. The wine expresses juicy/fresh blackberry, bright black currant and more subtly bright black berry notes on the palate with hints of morello cherry, ripe blueberry, violet, graphite, incense as well as hints of mocha, black tea, saffron, blueberry, roast, very fine cardamom and toast. Good length. The tannins are fine, precise and polished.

98 Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

With an intensity of color that matches the intensity you taste, and feel, here you find a wine that coats your palate with its multiple layers of rich, dark, deep, black, and dark red fruits coupled with smoke, tobacco, Cuban cigars, spice, dark chocolate, and burning oak embers. This incredible wine is perfectly poised on the corner of power, and intensity with an almost, endless, seamless, regal, and refined finish. This is clearly going to be one of the all-time great vintages of Pichon Baron. Drink from 2028-2065

97 James Suckling -

This young Bordeaux is totally seamless with fine, velvet-like tannins that are integrated and refined. Underlying freshness and verve. It’s full-bodied, linear and long with a compact palate.

97 William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The brilliant 2020 Pichon-Longueville Baron offers up inviting aromas of sweet berries and cassis mingled with pipe tobacco, loamy soil, pencil shavings and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, its velvety attack segues into a concentrated mid-palate that's framed by rich, powdery tannins, concluding with a long, vibrant finish. A blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Merlot, it's a true classic that's a touch less demonstrative out of the gates than the sensual 2019, but which in the fullness of time will prove every bit as good

Product Detail

Item # 138273
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region Pauillac

98+ - Jeb Dunnuck -

98 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

98 - Wine Enthusiast

98 - Yohan Castaing - Decanter

97-98 - Jonathan Choukroun - Vert de Vin

98 - Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

97 - James Suckling -

97 - William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2020
Color Red
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 1.5L
Closure Cork
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box