Pichon Longueville Baron 1998, Pauillac, Bordeaux

Pichon Longueville Baron 1998 Pauillac Bordeaux France Simple Palates Seriously

The 1998 Pichon Baron has aged very nicely, and is well developed at 15 years of age. It has held on to its intense black ruby colour, with a garnet shade. A fresh robust nose after 3 hours of decanting, notes of earthy herb with slithers of blackberry. Smoky notes of dark berry fruit and mellow cigar tobacco are kept fresh by a thin sheath of acidity, the medium-bodied wine still feels fresh on the palate but the finish indicates it is headed towards the party exit. Whomsoever has a case leftover in their cellar, your next 12 months of drinking is settled (for one day a month at least). Drink now. 90/100.


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I am a neuroscience researcher in Melbourne, Australia with a keen interest in wines of the world.
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