Château Pichon-Longueville Baron de Pichon-Longueville Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

9.383 ratings on Delectable
$129

An undeniable star of the vintage, Pichon-Baron's 2004 boasts an inky/ruby/purple color to the rim as well as a big, sweet nose of melted licorice, chocolate, black currant jam, truffles, and charcoal embers. Soft tannin, full body, and abundant opulence and flesh are atypical for the vintage character, but this wine is loaded. Pure, ripe, and evolved, it should be at its finest between 2009-2022. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

I have to say this is my favorite Chateau to stand in front of and gaze. On the nose, spice, wild blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, black plum, plum, leather, cedar, dark moist soil, wet stones, mint, tobacco leaf and dark fresh & dry flowers. It's drinking nicely with silty medium-medium + tannins & full bodied. Ruby, ripe wild blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, black plum, plum, leather, cedar, dark moist soil, wet stones, crushed dry minerals, mint, tobacco leaf and violets, dark fresh & dry flowers. The acidity is round and mouthwatering. The long finish has great elegance, beauty, length, tension & balance. It's just starting to hit it's stride and has plenty of life ahead of it. Another 15-20 years. Who said 04 was a difficult vintage? This will continue to improve and will stun with another 10 years in bottle. Photos of the the exterior Chateau front & side, tasting room and Christian Seely Managing Director. Chateau Pichon Baron and Chateau Pichon Lalande were originally part of the same estate. Pichon Baron got it's name when Therese, daughter of the founder, received the estate as a dowry when she married Jacques de Pichon Longueville the first President of the Bordeaux Parliament. Chateau Pichon Baron changed because of the Baron Joseph de Pichon Longueville. He took over managing Pichon Baron when he was only 19 years old! When the Baron passed away at 90 in 1850, he divided his Pauillac estate. The sons were awarded what became Chateau Pichon Baron and the daughters were given what later became Chateau Pichon Lalande. Pichon Baron went through three rough decades in the 60's, 70's and 80's. Part of the issues were, lack of investment and they machine harvested. The first really great vintages for them were 89 & 90 after Jean Rene Matignon, Jean-Michel Cazes join them and AXA Insurance Company purchased them adding capital. The 73 hectare vineyard of Chateau Pichon Baron are planted to 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. However, the Cabernet Franc and the Petit Verdot are reserved exclusively for the second wine. The terroir is mostly deep gravel, sand clay soils. Pichon Baron uses 80% new French oak and rests in barrel 18 months. @ FogoDeChao

I have to say this is my favorite Chateau to stand in front of and gaze. On the nose, spice, wild blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, black plum, plum, leather, cedar, dark moist soil, wet stones, mint, tobacco leaf and dark fresh & dry flowers. It's drinking nicely with silty medium-medium + tannins & full bodied. Ruby, ripe wild blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, black plum, plum, leather, cedar, dark moist soil, wet stones, crushed dry minerals, mint, tobacco leaf and violets, dark fresh & dry flowers. The acidity is round and mouthwatering. The long finish has great elegance, beauty, length, tension & balance. It's just starting to hit it's stride and has plenty of life ahead of it. Another 15-20 years. Who said 04 was a difficult vintage? This will continue to improve and will stun with another 10 years in bottle. Photos of the the exterior Chateau front & side, tasting room and Christian Seely Managing Director. Chateau Pichon Baron and Chateau Pichon Lalande were originally part of the same estate. Pichon Baron got it's name when Therese, daughter of the founder, received the estate as a dowry when she married Jacques de Pichon Longueville the first President of the Bordeaux Parliament. Chateau Pichon Baron changed because of the Baron Joseph de Pichon Longueville. He took over managing Pichon Baron when he was only 19 years old! When the Baron passed away at 90 in 1850, he divided his Pauillac estate. The sons were awarded what became Chateau Pichon Baron and the daughters were given what later became Chateau Pichon Lalande. Pichon Baron went through three rough decades in the 60's, 70's and 80's. Part of the issues were, lack of investment and they machine harvested. The first really great vintages for them were 89 & 90 after Jean Rene Matignon, Jean-Michel Cazes join them and AXA Insurance Company purchased them adding capital. The 73 hectare vineyard of Chateau Pichon Baron are planted to 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. However, the Cabernet Franc and the Petit Verdot are reserved exclusively for the second wine. The terroir is mostly deep gravel, sand clay soils. Pichon Baron uses 80% new French oak and rests in barrel 18 months. @ FogoDeChao

9.4

Jonathan Maltus Delectable Pro

Really lovely - Happy Birthday Deidre....

Really lovely - Happy Birthday Deidre....

9.3

Francis Wilden Delectable Pro

Director Francis Wilden Food & Wine Consulting

2004 vintage: been some time since I've tasted youngish BORDEAUX. This wad surprisingly and pleasingly plump for what was a challenging vintage. Nicely textured entry, lively mid palate, finishes w reasonable length and fruit. Reminded me of a hi quality Margaret River cab of similar age. Very drinkable.

2004 vintage: been some time since I've tasted youngish BORDEAUX. This wad surprisingly and pleasingly plump for what was a challenging vintage. Nicely textured entry, lively mid palate, finishes w reasonable length and fruit. Reminded me of a hi quality Margaret River cab of similar age. Very drinkable.

9.0

Josh Orr Delectable Pro

#GuildSomm Medoc class #bordeaux #médoc #msclassic

#GuildSomm Medoc class #bordeaux #médoc #msclassic

9.5

Christanna Honer Delectable Pro

Awwww yeah. A bouquet of assorted leathers, cigar box, menthol, cologne, basically this is aged Bordeaux strutting its stuff. Hands down winner.

Awwww yeah. A bouquet of assorted leathers, cigar box, menthol, cologne, basically this is aged Bordeaux strutting its stuff. Hands down winner.

9.8

David Schneider

Even in a fair vintage, a great wine maker can make great wine. From a 375

Even in a fair vintage, a great wine maker can make great wine. From a 375

9.3

Brian Messineo

Red fruits, cigar box, a little earthiness with some silkiness on the palate. A good wine for the vintage.

Red fruits, cigar box, a little earthiness with some silkiness on the palate. A good wine for the vintage.

9.2

Stanislav Lobanov

(18.5/20) Вино со сложным и красивым букетом ароматов джема из чёрной смородины и черники, шоколада, гвоздики, черного перца, кожи. Тельное со свежей кислотностью и только начавшими сглаживаться танинами. Всё ещё молодо, но удовольствие можно получить уже сейчас.

(18.5/20) Вино со сложным и красивым букетом ароматов джема из чёрной смородины и черники, шоколада, гвоздики, черного перца, кожи. Тельное со свежей кислотностью и только начавшими сглаживаться танинами. Всё ещё молодо, но удовольствие можно получить уже сейчас.

9.6

Samvel Simonyants

20/IV/2017 В аромате сухая шерсть, конфитюр из чёрных ягод, перезрелая клубника, белый перец, заварка чёрного чая. Красиво и нежно. Полное тело, во вкусе сочные чёрные ягоды, стружка горького шоколада, пряники, лёгкая взвесь опилок и сухих листьев. Сухие танины, средний уровень кислотности, тонкая сладость в послевкусии. Потрясающее вино. 18/20

20/IV/2017 В аромате сухая шерсть, конфитюр из чёрных ягод, перезрелая клубника, белый перец, заварка чёрного чая. Красиво и нежно. Полное тело, во вкусе сочные чёрные ягоды, стружка горького шоколада, пряники, лёгкая взвесь опилок и сухих листьев. Сухие танины, средний уровень кислотности, тонкая сладость в послевкусии. Потрясающее вино. 18/20

9.4

Vito Polosa

Deep brown brick red, faint smoke, overripe cherry pickled in alcohol, bitter spices, grind, pencil shavings, long lasting sapid finish of porcini..yum got.raclette

Deep brown brick red, faint smoke, overripe cherry pickled in alcohol, bitter spices, grind, pencil shavings, long lasting sapid finish of porcini..yum got.raclette

9.2