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Château Pichon-Longueville Baron 2000

Your Price: $245.00
Optimum drinking: 2019-2035
Rating: 97 - Robert Parker
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Merlot 35%
Winemaker: Jean-René Matignon
Appellation: A.O.C. Pauillac, Bordeaux 2ème Grand Cru Classé
Bottle report: Excellent condition overall

Château Pichon-Longueville Baron 2000 comes from a great Bordeaux vintage and is in excellent condition.

Pichon-Longueville Baron is an elegant, turreted mid-19th century château, which derives its name from Jacques de Pichon, Baron of Longueville who began planting vineyards in the 17th century. It was one of the appellation’s greatest underachievers up until the mid-80s – barely living up to its lofty second growth status - then along came AXA, the giant insurance conglomerate.

AXA employed Jean-Michel Cazes to take charge of the winemaking and vineyards, and the turnaround was nothing short of dramatic, the estate rising to superstar status amongst Bordeaux’s elite in the 1990s. The estate is often referred to as a ’super second’ these days, its wines belying its second growth classification.

”This is one of the great wines of the vintage, and certainly a candidate for one of the finest wines made at this estate under the management of Christian Seeley.. Showing incredibly well at two tastings of 2000s, the wine has a dense bluish/purple color and a beautiful nose of incense, melted asphalt, and creme de cassis as well as hints of new saddle leather and licorice. It is superbly concentrated and very pure, with excellent texture and opulence. This is a compelling 2000 that is just closing in on its window of maturity and should stay there for at least 20 or more years. Bravo!” Robert Parker

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).

Château Pichon-Longueville Baron 2000