Ch. Pichon-Longueville Baron Pauillac 2003

Cabernet Sauvignon from France - Bordeaux
Review Date : 31-Dec-2014
2eme, 65% CS, 35% Me, 13.5% alc., the wine aged 18 months in up to 80% new oak. Approx. 18,000 cases made. Very dark, black-red colour, still youthful in appearance. Classical blackcurrant aromas speak of Left Bank claret. This is elegant and intense with ripe black fruits and toasty oak, expressed with boldness. Some funky brettanomyces unfolds. Soft and plush on palate, with sweetly ripe blackberry and blackcurrant flavours, revealing plum and game, the brett growing in presence. This is still a fleshy sweetness, and the tannins refined without any drying at this stage, though the extraction builds. Fulsome and up-front with sweetness and funk. Drink sooner than later, say over the next 6-8 years. 18.0/20 Nov 2014

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