ITEM 21973

2000 Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron Pauillac

$299.98

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Wine Rating:

97WA 94ST 93WS

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2000

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-pauillac

Variety

bordeaux blend

Wine Producer

ch√Ęteau pichon baron

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 97 points

This is one of the great wines of the vintage, and certainly a candidate for one of the finest wines made at this estate under the management of Christian Seeley and proprietor AXA. Showing incredibly well at two tastings of 2000s, the wine has a dense bluish/purple color and a beautiful nose of incense, melted asphalt, and creme de cassis as well as hints of new saddle leather and licorice. It is superbly concentrated and very pure, with excellent texture and opulence. The acidity seems low, the tannin high but well-integrated. This is a compelling 2000 that is just closing in on its window of maturity and should stay there for at least 20 or more years. Bravo!

Review Date: June 2010

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 94 points

Good full red-ruby. Complex nose combines plum, mocha, minerals, tobacco and burnished oak. A bit tight on entry, then expands and explodes toward the back, showing dense, insinuating flavors of black fruits and licorice. Chewy, sharply delineated Pichon-Baron with excellent underlying backbone and broad, palate-coating tannins. An outstanding vintage for this estate.

Review Date: May 2003

Wine Spectator: 93 points

Fantastic aromas of currants, berries and hints of minerals. Cool and sleek. Full-bodied, with a lovely underbelly of ripe fruit and medium, silky tannins. Best Pichon Baron I have tasted since 1990. Best after 2010. ?JS

Review Date: March 2003