We had a great vintage! The longer growing season made it possible to concentrate on each varietal, each plot of land with great precision… The Merlots were fresh and full of fruit.
The Cabernets matured slowly; They had beautiful colour and were full of aroma and soft velvety tannins.
Blending was the key!
Revealing incredible quality and performing better than it did from barrel, the 2009 appears to be the greatest Pichon Longueville Baron since the 1990 and 1989. An amazing opaque blue/purple color is followed by scents of spring flowers, graphite, smoky charcoal, incense, blackberries, blueberries and hints of coffee and chocolate. Incredibly intense, pure and flawlessly constructed with extravagant layers of fruit and richness, this offering has developed beautifully under the management of Christian Seeley. It is a voluptuous, opulent Pichon Longueville Baron that may eclipse anything they have made in the past. This brilliant wine should be at its peak between 2018 and 2045.
Chất lượng thật đáng kinh ngạc và nó có thể còn ngon hơn so với chính nó khi vẫn đang trong thùng gỗ sồi, năm 2009 dường như là niên vụ suất sắc nhất của nhà Pichon Longueville Baron kể từ năm 1990 và năm 1989. Rượu có màu sắc tím xanh đậm tuyệt vời , với mùi hương của hoa cỏ mùa xuân, than chì, than củi, hương dâu rừng, quả việt quất, thoang thoảng mùi cà phê và sô cô la. Cấu trúc mạnh mẽ, tinh khiết và hoàn hảo, phức hợp với các vị phong phú của trái cây , chai Pichon Longueville Baron này đã phát triển rất tốt đẹp dưới sự quản lý của Chuyên gia làm rượu Christian Seeley. Chai Pichon Longueville Baron 2009 là một chai vang đầy đặn và gợi cảm, có thể làm lu mờ bất cứ điều gì họ đã làm trong quá khứ. Chai rượu vang tuyệt vời này sẽ đạt đến đỉnh điểm giữa năm 2018 và năm 2045.
Beautiful very dark colour. Discreet nose with primary notes that develop in fullness and density. Quite powerful on the palate with very good structure and a nice tannic finish with well-integrated woody notes.
The 2010 vintage of Chateau d’Issan 2010, classified under the Margaux appellation, appears as concentrated as the 2009, but with a vivacity, a fresh aroma and a much higher degree of richness. This great wine of the Margaux appellation presents a subtle and deep nose. The attack on the palate is broad and generous. This wine is ample, bold and powerful, while maintaining a beautiful elegance and a coated finish typical of the great Margaux wines.
Closed but promising, this is a tannic, masculine style of wine in 2006, with an inky bluish/purple color as well as aromas of incense, charcoal, smoked meats, and the classic creme de cassis that one finds in the top Pauillacs. The aromatics are still retrained, but the wine is full-bodied in the mouth, tannic, backward, and set for a relatively long life. This is not one of the profound wines from Pichon Longueville Baron, but it is certainly a top-flight success for the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2028.
Chưa thực sự gợi mở nhưng đầy hứa hẹn, niên vụ 2006 có chất tannin mạnh, nam tính, với màu rượu tím đen như mực cũng như hương thơm củatrầm, của than củi, thịt hun khói, và mùi nho đen cổ điển mà ta hay thấy ở trong các chai rượu hàng đầu của tiểu vùng Pauillac. Mùi hương vẫn còn tiềm ẩn, nhưng rượu mạnh mẽ, vị chát đậm cổ điển, khiến cho rượu có thể tàng trữ tương đối lâu dài.Đây không phải là một trong những chai rượu vang sâu sắc nhất của nhà Pichon Longueville Baron, nhưng nó chắc chắn là một niên vụ thành công so với các Chateau khác của tiểu vùng Pauilac. Thời gian trưởng thành dự kiến:2014-2028.
Dense ruby/purple, with notes of creosote, spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry fruit, this is a rich, medium to full-bodied wine with loads of character and depth. It is usually one of the better values of Bordeaux and it certainly stands out as a major sleeper of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2025.
Deep ruby in color, espresso bean, caramel, earth, smoke. Boysenberry, floral and black cherry aromas lead to a full bodied, rich, round, plush Margaux
Ageing Potential 2020 – 2040
Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2008 presents an intense ruby red color. On the nose, it offers blackberries aromas dominated by the cassis. In the mouth, this wine has a great aromatic attack with a lot of texture and fruits. Its breed is evident in the splendid length of the finish. Its shows already great balance and style, but it will need time to age to express all its charm.
The 2009 Mouton Rothschild has a striking label from Anish Kapoor. The wine is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Merlot that begs comparison as a young wine with what the 1982 tasted like in 1985 or, I suspect, what the 1959 may have tasted like in 1962. Representing 50% of their production, the wine has an inky purple color to the rim and not terribly high alcohol for a 2009 (13.2%), but that is reflected by the high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a remarkable nose of lead pencil shavings, violets, creme de cassis and subtle barrique smells. It is stunningly opulent, fat, and super-concentrated, but the luxurious fruit tends to conceal some rather formidable tannins in the finish. This is an amazing wine that will be slightly more drinkable at an earlier age than I thought from barrel, but capable of lasting 50 or more years. Kudos to the Baroness Philippine de Rothschild and the entire Mouton team, lead by Monsieur Dalhuin.
(Robert Parker – Wine Advocate – February 2012)
The 2007 Grand-Puy-Lacoste has a bright ruby red color. On the nose, this wine presents a wonderful aromatic complexity with a touch of black berries and cherry aromas trimmed with spices, vanilla and liquorices. On the palate, this velvety, well concentrated wine shows a nice fruit extract. It is a very charming wine with silky tannins and beautiful harmony.
The fully mature 2001 exhibits aromas of tapenade, bay leaf, licorice, red and black currants, damp earth and new saddle leather. Medium-bodied and atypically elegant and charming for a Lynch Bages with soft, fully resolved tannin and a moderately long finish, it is much lighter than a great vintage such as 2000.
“Robert Parker Jr “
The legendary vintage of 2000 has a young deep crimson colour. The nose offers opulence and concentration with intense aromas of plum, blackberry, red pepper and violets. This wine needs substantial aeration to develop its richness and complexity with an elegant minerality. This balance remains very persistent in the mouth.
The medium-bodied 2011 Lynch Bages possesses a saturated ruby/purple color as well as beautiful creme de cassis notes, a generous, concentrated, well-made, medium to full-bodied style and supple tannins. A successful effort in 2011, it should be drinkable in 3-4 years and last for 15+. It is a sleeper of the vintage.
“Robert Parker Jr “
The 2009 Ducru-Beaucaillou boasts a beautiful deep violet robe. In the mouth, it exhibits a thick and luscious structure, as well as dense, albeit velvety and elegant, tannins. Its fruit is at once rich and dazzling and its finish silky smooth and wonderfully persistent.
Colour: blackish and deep.
Nose: extremely complex with aromas of ripe fruit and spice, liquorice along with empyreumatic, toasty notes.
Attack: powerful and fresh.
Palate: dense and plump, with silky, ripe tannins.
2008, the great classical latecomer !
94 points Neal Martin’s Wine Journal: “Tasted at Bordeaux Index’s “10-Year On” tasting in London. The 2003 Chateau Margaux has a lovely nose with superb delineation – blackberry, cedar, minerals and wilted violets. To be brutally honest, it is clearly streets ahead of Palmer that was tasted in tandem. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and (hoorah!) a decent thread of acidity. It is not a complex Margaux, but it has personality, fine balance, elegance and admirable tension and race towards the finish. This First Growth shows its class. Excellent. Tasted March 2013.” (05/2013)