1990 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE BARON 1990

Médoc - 2ème Cru Classé 
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95-100 / 100

Excellent

1990 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE BARON 1990

Médoc - 2ème Cru Classé 

Condition Good

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319,00 € tax incl. 265,83 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
96 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
(02-1997)
One of the finest values in top-class Bordeaux has been the 1990 Pichon-Longueville-Baron. Until 3-4 months ago, the wine could have been purchased for under $400 a case, but that seems to have changed as the results of numerous tastings have pushed the price upward. I originally gave a one point preference to the 1989, and I am still convinced that ultimately that wine will last longer and hit a higher peak of pleasure than the 1990, but, wow, the 1990 is showing great. Both the 1989 and 1990 vintages exhibit opaque, dense purple colors that suggest massive wines of considerable extraction and richness. The 1990 Pichon-Longueville-Baron exhibits more of the roasted overripeness of this vintage, but it manages to keep everything in perspective. The wine is opulent and flamboyant, with lower acidity, and noticeably less tannin than the 1989. It is equally concentrated, with a more evolved nose of cedar, black fruits, earth, minerals, and spices. On the palate, the wine offers sensational quantities of jammy fruit, glycerin, wood, and sweet tannin. It is far more fun to taste and drink (more hedonistic perhaps?) than the more structured, backward, yet exceptional 1989. Ideally, readers should have both vintages in their cellars. The 1990 can be drunk now as well as over the next 25+ years.
95 / 100
Jean-Marc Quarin
Jean-Marc Quarin
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18 / 20
Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson

(3-2014) Still dark blackish crimson core but a ruby rim. Firm colour. Classic cedary nose and very fluid and juicy.  Spicy finish and not as intensely fruity as it once was.A few lightly dusty tannins in the back ground. Very appetising though. Good fragrance. Opened up in the glass to become an absolutely classic left bank claret with just the right amount of fruit and an appetising but not painful dry cedary finish. Tasted alongside Troplong Mondot, it was a very worthy, delightful representative of fine Médoc. I can't see it getting any better though. Fruit is gentle fading.

Features
Vintage 1990
Rating 95-100
Classification Médoc - 2ème Cru Classé 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price More than 300 €
Château Pichon Longueville Baron
Country France
Château informations
Pichon Longueville Baron
Pichon Longueville Baron
Classified a 2nd growth in 1855. The vineyard of Pichon Baron (as they called to distinguish it from its neighbor Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande) is situated right next to Chateau Latour on one of the finest vineyards in Pauillac. In the seventeenth century, Jacques de Pichon Longueville Baron, began to construct the vineyard of Pichon-Longueville. The reputation of the wine was established a few years later. The present castle was built in 1851 by Raoul de Pichon-Longueville. The wines of Château Pichon Baron come from this historic property. Resulting in full-bodied wine, rich in tannins, which are characterized by their finesse and elegance. Their length in the mouth is exceptional and they have a significant aging potential.

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