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    Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron 1989
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

    Ratings

    • RP95
    • WS95
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 Wine Spectator, 95 The Wine Advocate, 94 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Item no. 6233

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 1989 vintage begins with very intense and beautiful color. Harmonious aromas of cuban cigar, smoke, soft spice, dark fruits. Balanced richness and fullness. An exceptional finish with harmonious flavors of fresh fruit and confits as well as notes of cocoa and licorice.

    Critical Acclaim:

    What a nose here, from crushed mulberry to tanned leather to tar. Full-bodied, with big, velvety tannins that are soft and caressing, like cashmere. This is so tight and powerful still; it seems to be holding back. Be patient, because it will open with another five or six years of bottle age. Hard to wait. So why do it?

    95 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Both the 1989 and 1990 vintages exhibit opaque, dense purple colors that suggest massive wines of considerable extraction and richness. The dense, full-bodied 1989 is brilliantly made with huge, smoky, chocolatey, cassis aromas intermingled with scents of toasty oak. Well-layered, with a sweet inner-core of fruit, this awesomely endowed, backward, tannic, prodigious 1989 needs another 5-6 years of cellaring; it should last for three decades or more. It is unquestionably a great Pichon-Longueville-Baron.

    95 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Impressive saturated ruby color. Pure, classic Pauillac aromas of black cherry, bitter chocolate, menthol and flowers. Very intensely flavored, precise and penetrating, with an extremely primary flavor of cassis. Almost magically light on its feet owing to its rather strong acidity. A very young, extremely long wine with great tensile strength. May yet merit a higher score with another six to eight years of bottle aging.
    Rating: 94(+?)

    94 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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