2010 Château Pichon-Baron

$199.99

27 in stock

Cellar Selection*Wine Enthusiast

Appellation: Pauillac

Ratings: JD-99+  DC-97  RP-97+  WE-97  NM-96  JS-95  WS-95

Size: 750 ml

27 in stock

Description

99+  Jeb Dunnuck
“Borderline perfection in a bottle, the 2010 Pichon-Longueville Baron (79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot) boasts a saturated purple color as well as truly extraordinary aromatics of crème de cassis, licorice, crushed rock-like minerality, graphite, and spring flowers. Possessing full-bodied richness, a huge, unctuous mid-palate, and building tannin, it shows the purity, grandeur, and precision that makes this vintage so remarkable. Hide bottles for another 4-5 years, count yourself lucky, and enjoy bottles over the following 2-3 decades.” (2/2010)

97+  Robert Parker for Wine Advocate
“Administrator Christian Seeley thinks the 2010 is the greatest Pichon 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 on 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. Should keep for 30+ years. (2/2013)

97  Roger Voss for Wine Enthusiast
“This is quintessential Pauillac, a great wine with its Cabernet proudly at the fore. It ranks with the 2009 and, with its tannins, is sure to age longer than that vintage. Solidly structured, powerful and dense, with fruit promised for the future, it succeeds with its weight and great concentration.” (2/2013)

96  Neal Martin for Vinous
The 2010 Pichon-Baron is simply one of the greatest wines produced under Christian Seely’s tenure. It has a sunning bouquet with penetrating black fruit, wilted violet and a touch of tea spray, a distinctive marine note verging on shucked oyster shells. The palate is vey well balanced with fine grain tannins, layers of graphite infused black fruit and a very detailed, captivating finish. Brilliant.” (4/2020)

95  James Suckling
“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.” (2/2013)

95  James Molesworth for Wine Spectator
“Solidly built, with a roasted edge to the steeped fig, blackberry and black currant flavors, quickly followed by brambly tannins and notes of bay leaf and espresso. Stays dark and tarry through the finish, with superb drive and verve. Best from 2017 through 2030.” (3/2013)

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 4 × 4 × 13 in

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