CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE BARON (SUBSKRIPTION) 2. GRAND CRU CLASSÉ PAUILLAC A.C. 2017
Weinwisser: 18,5/20 Punkte ´´79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 36hl/ha. Sattes Purpurgranat mit lila Schimmer. Vielschichtiges Bouquet mit Brombeer und blauen Holunder. Im zweiten Ansatz getrocknete Heidelbeeren, heller Tabak und zarte Cassisblüten. Am Gaumen mit seidiger Textur und feinmehligem Extrakt, die Muskeln sind durch die geniale Präzision deutlich definiert. Im gebündelten Finale eine Explosion von blauen Beeren, Lakritze und Graphit. Grossartig! Kürzere Mazeration, daher wurde die Frucht perfekt erhalten. Kratzt an die 19/20. 2030-2055´´ Wine Spectator: 92-95/100 Punkte ´´This is nice, with dark plum and blackberry compote flavors that have a fleshy edge, while light bay, tobacco and savory notes add range, combining with the vintage´s fresh acidity and bright mineral edge.—J.M.´´ James Suckling: 95-96/100 Punkte ´´This is very centered and focused on the mid-palate with beautiful currant, coffee and walnut character. Full-bodied and superfine. Strong tannins and a long and bright finish. Lots of blackcurrants and blackberries in the end.´´ Wine Enthusiast: 94-96/100 Punkte ´´Barrel Sample. This wine has power and plenty of concentration. Rich fruit bursts out of the glass already, suggesting a wine that will age relatively quickly for this estate. It does have concentration as well as bold fruits that will let the wine mature from 2025.´´ Decanter: 95/100 Punkte ´´A wonderfully rich and beautiful wine, intense and concentrated but with real generosity of spirit and huge persistency. It´s in keeping with the more focussed and intensely intellectual style of wine that Pichon Baron has produced over the past few vintages, meaning that the austerity of the year really suits it. The 30hl/ha yield was not because of frost, but because of their low-yielding 60-year-old Cabernet vines. 80% new oak. 50% of production went into the grand vin. Harvested 18 September to 3 October, followed by an early and rapid fermentation and blending, meaning that wines were transferred into barrel by the end of November. A wine to age, and then some.´´ Vinous (Neal Martin): 93-95/100 Punkte ´´The 2017 Pichon Baron was picked from 18 to 21 September for the Merlot and 27 September to 3 October for the Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a very sophisticated, pure and quite intense bouquet with black fruit, cedar and potent graphite aromas. This feels very focused and the 80% new oak is seamlessly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with a smooth entry, very sleek and silky with a gentle grip. There is a lovely sweetness here, perhaps less austere than I was anticipating with a very long, quite spicy finish. Tasted four times with consistent notes´´ Robert Parker´s Wine Advocate: 95-97/100 Punkte ´´The grand vin represents 50% of production this year. A blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot, the 2017 Pichon-Longueville Baron is deep garnet-purple in color and simply sings of vibrant blackcurrants, black cherries and rose hip notes with nuances of potpourri, incense, licorice and pencil shavings plus touches of cigar box and fertile loam. Medium-bodied, super intense and possessing stunning poise, it has very firm, fine-grained tannins and a beautifully silken texture, with bags of freshness and a very long, perfumed finish´´ Bitte beachten Sie die Sonderbedingungen der Subskription in unseren AGB.