Description/ Tasting NotesThe 2011 Pichon Longueville Baron exhibits a dense ruby/purple color, an opulent mouthfeel for a 2011, silky tannins and no hard edges. Medium-bodied and well-endowed, it is a major success in this vintage. Shows a taut feel for now, with lots of cassis and blackberry fruit, lined with iron and bramble notes. Dark and well-toasted yet integrated overall, this should stretch out after moderate cellaring, as there's an ample core of dark, fleshy fruit.
Winery Info/ Brand
The Pichon Baron estate, Second Cru Classé in 1855, is a historic vineyards of Bordeaux. Produced from the region of Grand Vin, Château Pichon Baron has a rigorous selection policy in the vineyard and in the cellars to capture a pure expression from the unique terroir. The selection that comes from this great estate, has an enduring reputation that will remain in the same family for several generations.
Region Info/ Origin
Pauillac is home to several of the world's most famous wine and the region lies in an inauspicious small village in Médoc. Pauillac sprawls over the land size of about 8.8 square miles, is highly optimised for wine production and accounts for a rather disproportionate amount of fine, expensive wine in Bordeaux.