Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron, Pauillac 2014 Bordeaux Red Wine 750 mL

$199.99

Wine Advocate 94 points – The 2014 Pichon-Longueville Baron was broody at first, as if a big ”No Entry” sign had been placed in front of the aromatics. But peeking underneath are some wonderful blackberry, cedar and graphite aromas that just sing of Pauillac and exude typicity. The palate is medium-bodied with very impressive depth and concentration on the entry, a superb line of acidity and outstanding precision on the finish. This is clearly fulfilling its potential that it showed from barrel. The only drawback is that it might be unfairly overshadowed by the 2015 Pichon Baron! This will be one of those over-performing Pauillacs, perhaps like the 1990 Pichon Baron, that will delight for years to come.

      

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Vinous 93 points – The 2014 Pichon Baron has a similar bouquet to the Pichon Lalande: very precise and classic Pauillac replete with black fruit, graphite and perhaps a little more undergrowth. Maybe there is a touch more Merlot here, suggesting Pichon Lalande (when in fact it is Pichon Baron!) The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, very well defined with great depth, mineral-driven towards the finish that possesses wonderful harmony and length. It is just a beautiful, quite delicious Pauillac. Wonderful. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting..Antonio Galloni

Wine Advocate 94 points – The 2014 Pichon-Longueville Baron was broody at first, as if a big ”No Entry” sign had been placed in front of the aromatics. But peeking underneath are some wonderful blackberry, cedar and graphite aromas that just sing of Pauillac and exude typicity. The palate is medium-bodied with very impressive depth and concentration on the entry, a superb line of acidity and outstanding precision on the finish. This is clearly fulfilling its potential that it showed from barrel. The only drawback is that it might be unfairly overshadowed by the 2015 Pichon Baron! This will be one of those over-performing Pauillacs, perhaps like the 1990 Pichon Baron, that will delight for years to come.

Jeb Dunnuck 95 points – More reserved and classically styled than the 2015, the 2014 Pichon-Longueville Baron is nevertheless a beautiful wine and up with the top wines in the vintage. Possessing deep ruby/plum color as well as terrific notes of blackberries, smoke tobacco, graphite, chocolate, and hints of cedar, it has a regal, understated, yet concentrated style that builds with time in the glass. Medium to full-bodied, ripe, layered, and beautifully textured, it’s a classy wine from this estate that’s going to benefit from 3-4 years of bottle age and keep for two decades.

Decanter 93 points – From a cool year that is probably underrated, as the grapes ripened fully. The nose is very ripe and oaky, with sweet blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, although the oak is rather dominant now. Rich and very tannic, this shows quite high acidity that gives a youthful raciness and intensity. It’s still tight and minty, just lacking a little drive on the finish, which is nonetheless seductive and showing plenty of grip and good length.

Additional information

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in
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