Pichon Baron 2000

RegionBordeaux
SubregionPauillac
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

This is one of the great wines of the vintage, and certainly a candidate for one of the finest wines made at this estate under the management of Christian Seeley and proprietor AXA. Showing incredibly well at two tastings of 2000s, the wine has a dense bluish/purple color and a beautiful nose of incense, melted asphalt, and creme de cassis as well as hints of new saddle leather and licorice. It is superbly concentrated and very pure, with excellent texture and opulence. The acidity seems low, the tannin high but well-integrated. This is a compelling 2000 that is just closing in on its window of maturity and should stay there for at least 20 or more years. Bravo! Drink 2010-2030

Score: 97Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (189), June 2010

A spectacular effort, this is a profound Pichon Baron and clearly my favorite vintage of this wine since the 1989 and 1990. An inky purple color offers up notes of barbecue spices intermixed with new saddle leather, creme de cassis, melted licorice, creosote, and a hint of vanilla. The wine is full-bodied, tremendously concentrated, with sweet tannin and a seamless finish that goes on for close to one minute. This wine has great purity, tremendous texture, and fabulous upside potential. This is a prodigious 2000! Anticipated maturity: 2008-2028.

Score: 96Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

A spectacular effort, this is a profound Pichon Baron and clearly my favorite vintage of this wine since the 1989 and 1990. An inky purple color offers up notes of barbecue spices intermixed with new saddle leather, creme de cassis, melted licorice, creosote, and a hint of vanilla. The wine is full-bodied, tremendously concentrated, with sweet tannin and a seamless finish that goes on for close to one minute. This wine has great purity, tremendous texture, and fabulous upside potential. This is a prodigious 2000! Anticipated maturity: 2008-2028.

Score: 96Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003

This inky purple-colored, rich, full-bodied offering boasts a gorgeous nose of wood smoke intermixed with melted licorice and creme de cassis. A classic Pauillac with an impressive texture, full body, sweet tannin, and a 40+ second finish, it is a fine effort. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025

Score: 93/96Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (139), February 2002

A fine effort, the perfumed, opaque purple-colored 2000 exhibits classy, complex aromas of incense, black fruits, vanillin, and spice box with a touch of charcoal in the background. On the attack, this full-bodied, impeccably balanced wine is powerful and sweet, with high levels of glycerin, superb concentration, beautifully integrated acidity and tannin, and a spectacularly long, layered finish. It is a profound effort from this second-growth Pauillac. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2030.

Score: 94/96Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001

The 2000 Château Pichon Baron is just getting better and better and better. Perhaps the magnum format played its part, but nevertheless...just...wow. This is a millennial Left Bank with the keys to the top drawer. It has an incredibly precise, mineral-driven bouquet with intense black fruit infused with cedar and graphite scents. It just reeks of Pauillac in an almost uncompromising, yet compelling manner. The palate is structured, stylish and effortless, extraordinarily pure and unerringly youthful. This is a Pichon Baron saying, "You ain't seen nothing yet." You could broach this now if you wanted, but the clever people will wisely bunker this for another decade and gloat from 2025 onward. Drink: 2025 - 2050.

Score: 97Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (225), July 2016

Tasted at Roberson's Pichon Lalande/Pichon Baron vertical. Let's face it: the nose completely blows away the Pichon-Lalande 2000, so much more fruit concentration and complexity with mulberry, boysenberry, lavender and a touch of leather. The palate is full-bodied with firm tannins, superb weight, very smooth and caressing, lovely weight towards the still quite oaky finish. Drink 2015-2030

Score: 95Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, March 2012

Score: 93James Suckling, Wine Spectator (Mar 31, 03), March 2003

Score: 92/94James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, January 2003

Blackish crimson. Scented nose. Thick, rich, nervy, and really tense! Well done. Lots going on there. Reverberates. Date tasted 20th Jan 05.

Score: 18.5Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, August 2005

Score: 17.5Farr Vintners, April 2001

Score: 16Farr Vintners, April 2001

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