2006 Chateau Pichon Baron

Year: 2006
Appellation: Pauillac
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 91
Vinous Media: 92+
Jeff Leve: 93
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"There's an excellent dark color to this, with blowsy, rich aromas of crushed blackberry and currant. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long finish. The center palate will fill in with time. This has lovely balance. Best after 2014. –JS " (WS)

"Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château Pichon Baron has more red than black fruit on the nose, quite showy with hints of crème de cassis and then later it calms down to reveal classic pencil lead aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip in the mouth. This is quite assertive and grippy, although later vintages have evinced more precision and mineralité on the finish. Still, this is a fine if rather burly Pichon Baron. Tasted January 2016. " (WA)

"Full ruby-red. Pungent, high-pitched aromas of blackberry, cassis, minerals, bitter chocolate and mocha. Suave, fine-grained and densely packed, with lovely violet lift to its concentrated dark fruit and mineral flavors. Juicy acidity and serious building tannins give this very young wine terrific backbone for aging. Really spreads out to saturate the palate." (VM)

"Cedar wood, lead pencil, tobacco, smoke and forest floor scents on the nose let you know there is more than meets the eye here. But you're not going to find out what this wine has to offer today. Full bodied, tight and tannic, the bright, fresh and concentrated wine demands another decade in the cellar before it's fun to drink. 93 points - Tasted May 25, 2016" (JL)