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2005 Pichon Baron

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2005
Appellation: Pauillac
95 (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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2005 Pichon Baron

95 (NM)
From £1,380 12 pack case(s) available

2005 Pichon Baron

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Region: Red Bordeaux
95 (NM)
BTL
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£1,475
12
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Case (12 x 75cl)
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Original Wooden Case
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In-Bond
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8-12wk
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£1,802.14
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26/04/2021
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£1,656.00
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2005 Pichon Baron

95 (NM)
From £1,380 12 pack case(s) available

2005 Pichon Baron

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
95 (NM)
BTL
2
0
0
0
£1,475
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
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ETA
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YOU BUY
Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
8-12wk
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£1,350.00
Maximum 5 case(s)
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£1,475.00
1 Case(s) Available
Case (6 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
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£675.00
Maximum 10 case(s)
 
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
YOU BUY
Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
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ETA
26/04/2021
You buy
£1,380.00
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Tasting Notes and Scores

93

Wine Advocate

The 2005 Pichon Baron has a dense ruby/purple color, sweet crème de cassis fruit, lots of cedar wood and forest floor, medium to full body, ripe tannin, and a long finish of a good 30+ seconds. This is a beauty and one of the most successful Pauillacs of this vintage. Drink it now through 2035.

Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #219, Jun 2015)

94

Neal Martin

The 2005 Pichon-Baron is showing impressively after 13 years. It boasts intense black cherry, raspberry coulis, graphite and mineral scents that gain intensity in the glass. There is nuance and detail here, perhaps more than any previous release of this Second Growth. The masculine palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannin and an insistent grip in the mouth, indicative of its long-term intentions. The mineralité surfaces in a second half that demonstrates great tension and energy. There is considerably more length than previous vintages, and superior precision. An outstanding 2005 that deserves several more years in bottle. Tasted at the Pichon-Baron vertical at the château.

94-5

Michael Schuster

Dark red; dense, sweet, cedary nose; rich, ample, generous, concentrated wine, fresh and finely, firmly tannic; a vital, essence of Cabernet Sauvignon cassis to taste, gravel / mineral marked, long and complex, powerful but not forceful, wonderfully fresh, and with great fruit length. A muscular youth at the moment, really needing a decade to mellow, but which will be very satisfying, very classy top notch Pauillac in the long term. 2025-45+

94+

Stephen Tanzer

Dark red-ruby. Multidimensional nose offers deep aromas of currant, cedar, coffee, tobacco and minerals. The palate offers a rare combination of sweetness, energy and depth, with superb grip and a layered texture to the flavors of plum, cedar, tobacco and minerals. The finish features sweet, noble tannins and outstanding length. I find this more complete and ultimately more exciting than the 2003, but this will need at least a decade of cellaring. (The 2006 was in the middle of a racking and difficult to taste, but this wine conveyed the same impression of ripeness, energy and structure that my sample did last spring.)

951

Wine Lister

Quality 956 | Brand 983 | Economics 885 | investment staple
Quality: Predicted life of 23 years, one of the longest drinking windows in its peer group for the 2005 vintage, which averages 15 years Brand: Strong restaurant presence, featuring on 28 of the world's top wine lists, including Marea Economics: Below its peer group average price of £110 for the 2005 vintage Production: Higher production than its peer group average of 151,058 bottles

- www.wine-lister.com June 2017

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