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2001 Pichon Baron

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2001
Appellation: Pauillac
94 (NM)
Pichon Baron is the most photographed Chateau in Bordeaux and produced good, occasionally brilliant, wines from the 60s to 80s. Since the purchase of Pichon Baron in 1988 by AXA Millesimes, the property has gone from strength to strength to become one of the most consistent in quality and fair in value. The quality achieved from this grand terrior is constantly biting at the heels of next door neighbour Latour. Under the stewardship of Christian Seely this estate has shown itself to be one of the most consistently high-performing Chateaux in Pauillac, if not the whole of the Medoc. The improvements began under the auspices of Jean-Michel Cazes (of Lynch Bages fame) culminating in the sensational 1989/90 combination; they continued and indeed arguably picked up further pace in 2000 when the charming, bow-tie-sporting Christian Seely took over. Since then the estate has moved to a new level, with the most significant change being the accurate identification of the most appropriate plots across the estate for each of their wines. Whilst this has inevitably reduced the potential volume, the quality of fruit which now goes into the Grand Vin is so exceptional that Pichon Baron can be considered a true paragon of Pauillac. As Neal Martin states “the wines of Pichon-Baron certainly rank with some of the best in Pauillac... This is undoubtedly a château that has really found its own identity since the late-80's and under the aegis of Christian Seely, is asserting itself as a Pauillac wine to be reckoned with.”

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2001 Pichon Baron

94 (NM)
£1,565 12 pack case(s) available

2001 Pichon Baron

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Region: Red Bordeaux
94 (NM)
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Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
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In-Bond
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4-8wk
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£1,910.14
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2001 Pichon Baron

94 (NM)
£1,565 12 pack case(s) available

2001 Pichon Baron

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
94 (NM)
BTL
1
0
0
0
£1,565
12
LiveTrade
On LiveTrade wines, as well as a selling price, we continuously quote a firm price at which we will buy the wine. These buying prices are displayed when you select the "In Bond" tab. Provided your wine is in excellent condition and stored professionally under bond, you can sell to us instantly. For even more trading options try the LiveTrade Dashboard.
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
YOU SELL
YOU BUY
Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
4-8wk
You sell
£1,425.00
Maximum 4 case(s)
You buy
£1,565.00
1 Case(s) Available
Case (6 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
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£713.00
Maximum 8 case(s)

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Tasting Notes and Scores

93

Wine Advocate

A very successful effort for this vintage in the Medoc, this deep ruby/purple-colored Pauillac exhibits class/nobility/breed along with black currant liqueur, licorice, and incense notes. Sweet, expansive, fleshy, and medium to full-bodied, with good structure, ripe tannin, and a long, 30-35 second finish, it can be drunk now, but will be even better in 2-3 years; it will last for 12-15 years. I had this wine three separate times out of bottle, and it is performing significantly better than it did from cask. Drink: 2004 - 2019.

Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #153, Jun 2004)

94

Neal Martin

Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index’s 10-Year On horizontal. This has a relatively light but feminine bouquet, earthy notes at first, later tightly coiled blackberry and cedar, briary and pencil box. The palate is medium-bodied with a succulent entry that marries beautifully with the fine tannins and depth of flavour. This is more primal than its peers, but wonderful delineation and purity with a caressing, silky smooth finish. Utterly seductive: this Pichon Baron is finally coming into its own. Tasted March 2011.

– eRobertParker.com, May 2011

915

Wine Lister

Quality 881 | Brand 983 | Economics 869 |
Quality: Above the average quality score of its peer group for the 2001 vintage, 676 Brand: Strong restaurant presence, featuring on 28 of the world's top wine lists, including Marea Economics: Below its peer group average price of £92 for the 2001 vintage Production: Higher production than its peer group average of 151,058 bottles

- www.wine-lister.com June 2017

93

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2001 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron is now fully mature yet in the mid to early stages of its drinking plateau. Based on 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc that checked in at healthy yields of 40 hectoliters per hectare, its ruby hue is followed by a beautiful perfume of blackcurrants, cedarwood, spice box, lead pencil shavings, and forest floor. This is quintessential Pauillac on the nose and classic, medium-bodied, and elegant on the palate, with terrific balance, a beautiful sense of elegance, silky tannins, and a great finish. It’s drinking at point for my palate and I don’t see any upside, yet it will certainly evolve gracefully for another two decades.

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