Chateau Pichon Baron 1999
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Chateau Pichon Baron
Country: France Region: Bordeaux
Grapes Varieties: 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
Classification: 2nd Growth of 1855 Classification Production:
Ratings and Tasting Notes:WS=91 Slightly earthy, featuring tobacco, cigar box and dark fruits. Full-bodied, offering supervelvety tannins and a long, rich finish. Plenty of subtle things are going on here in the glass, with lots of wonderful fruit underneath. Can't wait on this. Showing beautifully now. Better than ever.—'89/'99 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2009). Drink now. AG=90+. WA=90 Tasted at the 1999 horizontal at Bordeaux Index. A similar note to last month. Quite animally on the nose, a touch of sous-bois and with further aeration there is a slight estuarine accent. Good definition, a little more opulence than the Pichon-Lalande. The palate is medium-bodied, grainy tannins, broody black fruits, a hint of iodine, a touch of orange zest, great tension and vibrancy on the finish. Ostentatious, perhaps a little too showy, although admittedly very drinkable.