Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron top shoulder 1982
|Brand||Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron|
|Grape||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Bordeaux Blend|
This wine turned out much better than I expected. At a young age, it was somewhat disjointed and seemingly lacked acidity, but there is no doubting its level of concentration. It has firmed up and lost some of its baby fat, and now reveals plenty of sweet, smoky, leathery black currant fruit, a plush, opulent mouthfeel, and has reached full maturity. The color is starting to brick at the edge of the glass. This complex, rich 1982 is best consumed over the next 5-8 years.
Winespectator / James Suckling (94)
Big surprise. Dark ruby, with a garnet rim. Cassis, berry, tobacco, cherry. Incredibly complex. Full-bodied, incredibly velvety, with masses of fruit, currant, berry, tobacco. Never that highly rated but seriously good.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 18/20 points.