Château Pichon Baron 2018 captivates with its dark garnet color, setting the stage for an exceptional tasting experience. The precise and delicate nose unveils a captivating bouquet of fresh fruit, black berries, and spices, creating an alluring aromatic profile. On the palate, the wine offers a mellow and generous attack, characterized by rounded and juicy flavors that delight the senses. The development of powerful and well-blended tannins adds structure to the body, while maintaining a silky and racy texture. The flavor profile is carried gracefully by the wine's underlying structure, ensuring a preserved mid-palate. The finish is both tasty and full, exuding a fleshy and harmonious character that lingers on the palate. Château Pichon Baron 2018 impresses with its perfectly integrated richness and highly characteristic style. This wine is built to last through the decades, showcasing both elegance and distinction that will continue to evolve and delight over time.
Robert Parker - 96+ Points
"The 2018 Pichon-Longueville Baron is a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Merlot, aged for 18 months in barriques, 80% new and 20% one year old. Production of the grand vin represents 50% of the harvest this year. Deep garnet-purple colored, the nose bursts from the glass with flamboyant scents of stewed black plums, crème de cassis and Black Forest cake, plus suggestions of Indian spices, unsmoked cigars, pencil shavings and espresso. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers impactful black fruit preserves and exotic spice layers, framed by plush tannins and a lively backbone, finishing long and spicy."
Antonio Galloni - 94 Points
"The 2018 Pichon-Baron is matured for 18 months in 80% new oak. It has retained its quite extroverted, almost audacious bouquet featuring copious scents of blackberry, blueberry and mint, though I might contend that it still needs to show more Pichon Baron DNA. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannins and firm grip, quite assertive and perhaps more austere than I expected in the mouth. Plenty of graphite here, much more than in barrel, and a foursquare finish. This 2018 Pichon-Baron will require 5–8 years in bottle because it is one of the more tannic Pauillacs of the vintage, but could also be one of the most rewarding for those with patience and a cool, damp cellar."