Red Bordeaux - 2005 - Pichon Baron

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Tasting Notes

Rating

94

Release Price

$145 - 180

Drink Date

2015 - 2035

Reviewed by

Robert M. Parker, Jr.

Issue Date

30th Apr 2008

Source

176, The Wine Advocate

As usual, this superb Pauillac possesses an inky/blue/black color in addition to a big, sweet nose of graphite, charcoal, burning embers, black currant liqueur, and toasty vanillin from new oak casks. Full-bodied with high but sweet, well-integrated tannins, the 2005 Pichon Baron is more backward than the blockbuster 2003 or prodigious 2000. Nevertheless, it is a superb effort whose power, length, and tannic structure suggest it should be at its peak between 2015-2035.