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2010 Pichon Baron

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2010
Appellation: Pauillac
97+ (RP)
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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2010 Pichon Baron

97+ (RP)
£1,530 12 pack case(s) available

2010 Pichon Baron

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Region: Red Bordeaux
97+ (RP)
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Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
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In-Bond
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8-12wk
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£1,868.14
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2010 Pichon Baron

97+ (RP)
£1,530 12 pack case(s) available

2010 Pichon Baron

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
97+ (RP)
BTL
1
0
0
0
£1,530
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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YOU BUY
Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
8-12wk
You sell
£1,425.00
Maximum 5 case(s)
You buy
£1,530.00
1 Case(s) Available
Case (6 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
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£742.00
Maximum 1 case(s)

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Tasting Notes and Scores

97+

Wine Advocate

Administrator Christian Seeley thinks the 2010 is the greatest Pichon Longueville Baron he has ever made, equaling some of the estate’s colossal wines from vintages such as 1989 and 1990. It was certainly showing well when I stopped by the chateau in January. Opaque purple, with loads of charcoal, licorice, incense and some exotic Asian spices along with abundant cassis liqueur, blackberry and hints of roasted coffee and spring flowers, it is full-bodied and opulent, with relatively high tannins, but they have sweetened up considerably and seem less aggressive than they did from barrel. The oak is clearly pushed to the background by the wine’s wealth of fruit, glycerin and full-bodied texture. This sensational Pichon Longueville Baron needs 5-6 years of cellaring, and should keep 30+ years.

Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #205, Feb 2013)

94+

Neal Martin

Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Pichon Barton 2010 has a very linear, very focused bouquet with blackberry, cedar and mineral notes, not as intense as other wines but showing great clarity. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannins, very fine acidity, a gentle grip with very composed, lightly spiced finish. This is a relatively understated wine within its group, sophisticated and classy. It has closed down a little since I last tasted it, hence the slightly lower score, but expect that to rise in the future. Tasted January 2014.

– eRobertParker.com, March 2014

94-96

Michael Schuster

2nd Growth Pauillac (13.7%) [79CS/21M] Faintly herbal edge to the nose – red fruit dominated! A wine of considerable concentration, lively acidity and fine, firm tannin. Dark, ripe black and red fruit behind the finely sinewy and muscular tannin; long, complex, close knit, hugely satisfying and mouth and throat coating, with great, spice filled length; grand long term Pauillac, sapid, sinewy, complete and impressive! 2025-50 [M.Schuster, Bordeaux Mar/Apr 2011]

95-98

Wine Spectator

This is mouthfilling, with terrifically dense yet graceful layers of roasted coffee, warm fig sauce, currant preserves and Kenya AA coffee. The powerful finish blends iron-clad tannins and a hint of loam. Cuts a broad swath, but remains pure. Destined for a long life. —J.M.

– James Molesworth (WineSpectator.com, March 2014)

95

James Suckling

A dense and layered wine with lots of ripe and sweet fruit. Loads of currants, plums and tar. This is concentrated and almost jammy with velvety tannins. Powerful. Chewy. Try in 2020.

– jamessuckling.com, November 2013

936

Wine Lister

Quality 946 | Brand 983 | Economics 828 |
Quality: Above the average quality score of its peer group for the 2010 vintage, 784 Brand: Strong restaurant presence, featuring on 28 of the world's top wine lists, including Marea Economics: Below its peer group average price of £117 for the 2010 vintage Production: Higher production than its peer group average of 151,058 bottles

- www.wine-lister.com June 2017

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