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November 19 - 27, 2018

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LOT 403
CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 1996 (12, OWC) WA 94
  • CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 1996 (12, OWC) WA 94

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CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON 1996 (OWC)

Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé

The 1996 Pichon-Longueville Baron has a deep garnet core with some bricking on the rim. The nose is fragrant and generous with more red fruit than black, cedar and tobacco, fine definition, perhaps a little rustic in keeping with the winemaking at the time, but certainly giving lots of pleasure. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin -- a cohesive Pauillac with plenty of depth and fine balance. The acidity lends this plenty of freshness and it does not shortchange you with plenty of tarry, cedary fruit. You come away with the impression that this Pichon Baron is going to continue to improve although I would not burn anyone at the stake for opening it now. If you cannot afford the First Growth then this (and Pichon Lalande) would be where I would come. Tasted July 2016. Drink: 2016-2035 WA 94

12 bts.    per lot $2,100 - $2,600

Realised: $2,796
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Additional Info:

Department: Wine
Bottle Count: 6-12
Bottle Formats: Standard 750ml
OWC
Single Cuvée / Vintage
Type: Red Bordeaux
Vintage: 1996