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 “
After an early start to growth, weather conditions in August and at the beginning of September caused slow ripening, making it possible to focus on freshness and ensure long ageing. Since the grapes were disease-free and perfectly ripe, harvesting could be carried out with full attention to detail. These wines are dense with beautiful fruity aromas and delicate grilled hints. The wines are dense, well balanced and have very elegant freshness.
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!
Almost black in colour, Château Pichon Lalande 2007 gives aromas of cherry, brioche and violet. This fragrant and powerful wine is bursting with fruit, flower and spice notes.
The 2006 Troplong Mondot displays a magnificent, deep ruby colour. A nose of red berry fruit with hints of toast followed by fruit kernels, almonds and finally a touch of menthol and liquorice that is characteristic of the terroir. Fruit, freshness and oak make up a harmonious balance on the nose. On the palate, there is red berry fruit again and lovely freshness, good structure and vigour, cherries and kirsch. A long, full wine: a great, classic vintage for Troplong Mondot.
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.
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.
2009 Château Beychevelle displays not only finesse and balance, but also enormous power. It can undoubtedly be considered as one of the estate’s historic vintages, and we will be delighted to compare it
with other great years.
Black fruit, sweet spices, and light tobacco; rounded on the palate, Château Beychevelle 2009 is characterized by finesse and balance.
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
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.
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.
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 wine is deep in color, with a lovely tint of garnet. The nose is complex, its numerous traits dominated by a note of fresh black fruits (blackberries, black cherries) but also with an elegant floral touch. The attack is gentle and supple, full and generous in the mouth thereafter, and finally yielding truly voluptuous sensations in a very long finish.
Beautiful color, very deep with a mixing of the Haut-Brion ruby and its purple-violet shade of youth. Swishing the wine around in the glass gives a notion of its density. This complexity is followed up in the aromas that suddenly burst forth all at once: a woody hint of fine polished oak, mulberry jam, cherry pits, a touch of blackcurrant, and the bittersweet of mango. One discovers this complexness again with even more violence in the mouth. The specific notes of this vintage: the finesse of mocha, the toasted trace of praline all join with the above, melding together with tannins of great complexity and softness. The finish is never ending… Exceptional bottle. To be drunk today, tomorrow and surely even 100 years from now.