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1996 Pichon-Longueville Baron (750ml - Full Bottle)

1996 Pichon-Longueville Baron (750ml)

#68 - WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100 - 1999
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WS 92
WA 91
Quantity Available:   9
Vintage 1996
Bottle Size 750
Classification Pauillac, 2me cru classe.
Style Red
Region France
Subregion Bordeaux
Bottle Condition Perfect

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Wine Spectator
Marvelous aromas of raspberry, coconut and mineral. Full-bodied, with superbly well-integrated yet powerful tannins. Chewy and fruity finish. Much better than the barrel samples I tasted. Best Pichon-Baron since 1990. Needs a lot of time to mellow. Best after 2006.
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
An opaque purple color is accompanied by beautiful aromas of tobacco, new saddle leather, roasted coffee, and cassis. It is dense, medium to full-bodied, and backward, with moderately high tannin, but plenty of sweet fruit, glycerin, and extract to balance out the wine's structure. This well-endowed, classic Pauillac should be at its finest between 2006-2022.

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Sub-Region :
The Bordeaux wine region wide spreads 60 miles around the city and spans three rivers that contribute to the temperate, humid climate. Bordeaux is widely considered one of the great wine regions, an assertion reflected in the quality and pricing of Bordeaux wines. Bordeaux is most famous for red wines, but is also home to the exquisite dessert wine Sauternes. Five red grapes are approved for Bordeaux wine production: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petite Verdot. White wines, including Sauternes, may be made from Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle. View all our items from Bordeaux
Region :
Though French wines are the highest valued wines in the world, esteemed wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne were only enjoyed locally until 150 years ago when transportation improvements made them widely available. French wine production is governed by a strict quality-control system, which regulates the grapes used in each region and classifies wineries according to an elaborate cru hierarchy. Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc are just a few of the important grape varietals with roots in French soil. View all our items from France