1996 Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron

1996 Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron
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750 ML   France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac

Wine Advocate #122
Apr 1999
Robert Parker 91 Drink: 2006 - 2022  

Pichon Longueville Baron's 1996 has turned out to be even better than I thought from cask. The high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend (about 80%) resulted in a wine that has put on weight in the bottle. An opaque purple color is accompanied by beautiful aromas of tobacco, new saddle leather, roasted coffee, and cassis. It is dense, medium to full-bodied, and backward, with moderately high tannin, but plenty of sweet fruit, glycerin, and extract to balance out the wine's structure. This well-endowed, classic Pauillac should be at its finest between 2006-2022.

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