Monday, September 28, 2009

2008 Chateau Pichon Baron - Bordeaux FUTURES

Brand: Chateau Pichon Baron
Style: Red Wine
Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Region: Bordeaux Pauillac
Category: France
Size: 750 ml
Ship/Pickup Class: A, L
Ratings: RP 92-94 IWC 90-92

Wine Advocate

Robert Parker recently released his latest Wine Advocate including his report on the 2008 vintage in Bordeaux. He sees many wines from 2008 rivaling their 2005s.

"... the quality of the 2008 vintage turned out to be excellent, with a number of superb wines that are close to, if not equal to the prodigious 2005 or 2000 vintages (two years with many of the best wines I have ever tasted from top to bottom)"


Robert Parker 92-94 points

Firm, but sweet tannins (which suggests ideal maturity) characterize this 2008. Displaying good minerality along with plenty of floral, creme de cassis, blackberry, coffee, and white chocolate notes, this full-bodied, dense, promising Pauillac is built to age for 20-25 years.

International Wine Cellar 90-92 Points

Dark ruby. Sexy aromas of redcurrant, blackberry and cedar display more obvious ripe fruit than usual. A true Pauillac on the palate, with great power and precision to its black fruit, cedar, and balsamic underbrush flavors. Finishes dense and long, with slightly dusty tannins. This reminded me of a fleshier version of the '88, or a more stylish version of the '98.

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