Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron  2006 Front Label
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Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron 2006

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Winemaker Notes

Dark, almost inky color with flashes of mauve. Initially toasted nose followed by hints of Morello cherry and blackcurrant, blossoming into aromas of ripe, dark fruit. Full-bodied, warm, forcefull and harmonious on the palate. The powerfulness comes through mid-palate with the full integration of the tannic quality - pure velvet! The dense, mineral finish reveals all the breed of the terroir with its precision and delicacy. A captivating Pichon-Longueville 2006, which once again represents our total commitment to crafting exceptional wines.

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RP 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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.
WS 92
Wine Spectator
There's an excellent dark color to this, with blowsy, rich aromas of crushed blackberry and currant. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long finish. The center palate will fill in with time. This has lovely balance. Best after 2014.
CG 92
Connoisseurs' Guide
64% Cabernet Sauvignon; 36% Merlot. From its deep, impressively extracted aromas of currants, coffee and herbs to its dense, tannin-framed flavors, this very rich opus is filled with promise and presently shows only a glimpse of the richness to come. Its formidable finishing tannins dissuade early drinking, but the wine has all the right pieces in all the right places to develop brilliantly with time.
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Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron
Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron, France
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The Estate was founded in the late 17th Century. This period was known as the Grand Siecle, or "great century", in reference to Louis XIV's 1661 accession to the French throne. In 1689 Pierre Desmezures de Rauzan, an influential wine merchant and steward of the prestigious Latour and and Margaux estates, bought plots of vines close to the Latour estate to create Enclos Rauzan. These vines were part of his daughter Therese's dowry when she married Baron Jacques Pichon de Longueville in 1694, the year in which the Pichon Baron estate was founded. An illustrious estate, with an enduring reputation, was born. It remained in the same family for generations.

In 1850 the property was divided in two. Baron Raoul Pichon de Longueville's section became the Pichon Baron estate. The second section, belonging to his three sisters, became Pichon Comtesse. Baron Raoul was proud of his prestigious property, and in 1851 he commissioned the imposing chateau inspired by Renaissance architecture that we know today. This uniquely charming and romantic chateau, with its two emblematic turrets, has stood proudly at the vineyard's heart ever since. During the Universal Exhibition of 1855, the wine was classed as a Second Grand Cru Classe according to the ranking system requested by Emperor Napoleon III, who wished to showcase Bordeaux's great wines. In 1933, the Pichon de Longueville family sold the property to the Bouteiller family, who managed the chateau for over 50 years.

 In 1987 the estate was bought by AXA Millesimes, whose aim is to enable great wines from the vineyards with a glorious past to achieve their full potential. An architectural competition was launched in collaboration with the Paris Pompidou Centre to provide the estate with new operational buildings. The comprehensive reconstruction of the fermenting room and cellar, and renovation of the chateau, began in 1988. Since then, the 19th century chateau's image has been

reflected in an ornamental pool stretching majestically before it.. And since 2008, its silvery expanse conceals an underground cellar, reminiscent of Jules Verne's Nautilus, with view of both the water and sky. The barrel cellar complements a production process in which excellence is paramount, in the finest tradition of great Pauillac wines.

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