2005 Pichon-Baron Pauillac

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A deep black/purple color. On the palate gorgeous intensity, sweet characteristic's, creme de cassis tones interwoven with incense & graphite. Powerful with a full-body, plenty of tannins that will linger on the sweet fresh finish for minutes.
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CONNOISSEURS GUIDE RATING: 96
CONNOISSEURS GUIDE REVIEW: One of the most memorable bottlings of our tastings of the 2005 Bordeaux, this wonderfully extracted effort captures all of the complexity and very deep curranty fruit for which the Pauillac appellation is justly revered, and it does so with a remarkable sense of balance and keen composition. It is clearly not one for the impatient, and its ample tannin requires upward of a decade before taming comes, but there are no questions at all about the depth of its fruity substance and its admirable stuffing or about its extremely promising future.
ROBERT PARKER RATING: 94
ROBERT PARKER REVIEW: As usual, this superb Pauillac possesses an inky/blue/black color in addition to a big, sweet nose of graphite, charcoal, burning embers, black currant liqueur, and toasty vanillin from new oak casks. Full-bodied with high but sweet, well-integrated tannins, the 2005 Pichon Baron is more backward than the blockbuster 2003 or prodigious 2000. Nevertheless, it is a superb effort whose power, length, and tannic structure suggest it should be at its peak between 2015-2035.
STEVE TANZAR RATING: 94
STEVE TANZAR REVIEW: Dark red-ruby. Multidimensional nose offers deep aromas of currant, cedar, coffee, tobacco and minerals. The palate offers a rare combination of sweetness, energy and depth, with superb grip and a layered texture to the flavors of plum, cedar, tobacco and minerals. The finish features sweet, noble tannins and outstanding length. I find this more complete and ultimately more exciting than the 2003, but this will need at least a decade of cellaring.
WINE SPECTATOR RATING: 94
WINE SPECTATOR REVIEW: Offers crushed currant and blackberry on the nose, turning to tar and licorice. Full-bodied, with a solid core of ripe fruit and seamless tannins. Goes on and on. Very, very beautiful. A cross between the 2000 and fabulous 2003
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Franc. This wine will delight many a palate. This is a wine with a great aromatic freshness with fine, delicate aromas. A distinctive sensation of fullness on the palate, with great complexity, lots of power and richness, harmoniously combined thanks to the concentrated, mellow tannins. The finish is very, very long, pleasant and full-bodied.
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Vintage 2005
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Bottle Size 750ml
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