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1990 Pichon Baron - Red Wine

 

1990 Pichon Baron


Pauillac Bordeaux

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A remarkable vintage for Pichon Longueville Baron, 1990 is one of this estate’s two or three finest wines made in the last 40 years. Still inky/blue/purple-tinged to the rim, it reveals an extraordinary bouquet of charcoal, incense, creme de cassis, blue and black fruits, and a hint of licorice as well as an impressively long finish. While drinkable, its evolution is extremely slow, and I would not be surprised to see it last another two decades or more.
Robert Parker 97


More tobacco and cedar character on the nose, with hints of ripe fruit. Full-bodied, yet fine and sophisticated, with elegant tannins and a long finish. This is always a top-quality red. '89/'90 Bordeaux non-blind horizontal. Drink now. –JS
Wine Spectator 94


Full medium ruby. Nose at once subtle and flamboyant, with slightly roasted aromas of currant, cedar, lead pencil and minerals. Large-scaled, sweet and rich, with utterly primary fruit suggesting a long future ahead of it. Tasted next to the '89, this was a much more massive and somewhat softer wine. Very long on the finish, with big but smooth tannins. Of more recent vintages, only the 2000 has a chance to be in the same quality class as the '90 and '89. Drink 2004 to 2025. -- Stephen Tanzer Vinous 93+

 


 

Item: Wine-457060
Year: 1990
Producer: Pichon Baron
Designation: Pauillac
Varietal: Red Wine
Region: Bordeaux, France
Wine Advocate: 97
Wine Spectator: 94
Vinous: 93-94
 

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