Château Pichon-Longueville Baron, 1989

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Château Pichon-Longueville Baron, 1989

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

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£199.00
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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Merlot 35%, Cabernet Franc 4%, Petit Verdot 1% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Jean-René Matignon Optimum Drinking: 2017-2027 Reviewer Rating: 98 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 100750 Fill Level: In neck. Label Quality: Some damp staining/cellar soiling/ v minor damage to labels; good capsules
Estate Notes

This elegant, turreted mid-19th century château, which derives its name from Jacques de Pichon, Baron of Longueville who began planting vineyards in the 17th century, was one of the appellation’s greatest underachievers up until the mid-80s – barely living up to its lofty second growth status. Then along came AXA, the giant insurance conglomerate.

AXA employed Jean-Michel Cazes to take charge of the winemaking and vineyards, and the turnaround was nothing short of dramatic, the estate rising to superstar status amongst Bordeaux’s elite in the 1990s. The estate is often referred to as a ’super second’ these days, its wines belying its second growth classification.

 

Reviews

"Defines purity and intensity. Shows unbelievable concentration of fruit, with amazing blackberry, cassis, dark chocolate and vanilla flavors and a great tannin structure. A breathtaking wine." Wine Spectator