Château Pichon-Longueville Baron Pauillac AOC
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Bordeaux - Pauillac, France
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Château Pichon-Baron Longueville
Goes well with
Roasts, wild game, meat dishes in their juices, lamb fillet, beef medallions
To be put at the top of the list, not because it's more concentrated or has more extracts that other wines but for its fine, elegant side accompanied by floral and fruity notes. A very drinkable wine; the best there is, if you can't allow yourself a Pauillac Premier Cru.
WeinWisser - 19 Punkte [EN] Robert Parker - 98
The Château Pichon-Longueville Baron is one of the most famous wineries in the Bordeaux region. Since the Bordeaux wine classification of 1855, it is a Grand Cru Deuxième Rang in the Médoc appellation, which ranks second on a scale of five Grands Crus. It is located in Pauillac, south of Saint-Lambert, near the boundary with the commune of Saint-Julien and opposite the Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. Its immediate neighbors are the Chateau Latour, a Médoc Premier Cru Classé from Pauillac, and the three Leoville (Las Cases, Barton and Poyferré), also Second Grand Cru, in the Saint-Julien appellation. The vines were acquired starting in1660 by Pierre de Mazure from Rauzan, who also owned the Château Rauzan in Margaux, later split in two. In the seventeenth century,draining of the vast marshes in Medoc was just beginning as well as the cultivation of the vine. In 1694 Rauzan's daughter married Jacques de Pichon, Baron of Longueville, who was the first President of the Bordeaux Parliament. The domain was then renamed "Château Pichon-Longueville."" In the mid-nineteenth century, the property was divided. While the former owner, Baron Joseph de Pichon-Longueville retained two-fifths of the domain, his three daughters (Sophie de Pichon, the Viscountess of Lavaur and the Comtesse de Lalande) inherited three-fifths. Later, a male heir named Raoul took over the Baron's share of the property, that then became the current Château Pichon-Longueville Baron. Since the 1980s, the domain has belonged to the insurance group AXA Millésime. The vineyard covers 73 hectares planted with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. The vines are 30 years old on average. The domain produces a total of 420,000 bottles of wine a year, of which 40% become a ""second wine""; Les Tourelles de Longueville.
Wooden box of 6
Oak cask 225 l