2003 2ème Cru Classé Pauillac

Grapes Merlot, Cab Sauv, Cab Franc
Colour Red
Origin France, Bordeaux
Sub-district Haut Médoc
Village Pauillac
Classification 2ème Cru Classé

Pichon Baron did have some problems with drought. The area known as St. Anne, opposite Haut Batailley on the plateau, which usually goes to make Tourelles, suffered a block in maturity. They have produced 180,000 bottles of 'Grand Vin' - the lowest production ever. The result of the harsh selections is an excellent wine - 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot. Dark deep crimson, but not as blackly opaque as some, a rich harmonious oak-spiced nose. The attack is delicate, fresh, chocolatey, pure, still fresh with lots of stuffing and ripe firm tannins with good acidity on the finish. L&S (Mar 2005)

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A brilliant effort, this 2003 displays a vigorous, intact, deep blue/purple color as well as notes of scorched earth, barbecue spices, incense, creme de cassis and cedarwood. Long, lush, medium to full-bodied, round and generous, this opulent Pauillac can be drunk now and over the next 5-8 years. 2014-2022 Rating: 94 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, 2014)

Reminiscent of Pichon Baron’s triumphant 1990, the 2003 is powerful and alcoholic (13.46%) for a cru classe Bordeaux, with a high pH of 3.85, and low acidity (3.1). Made from 31 hectolitres per hectare, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot exhibits an inky/purple colour along with a big, thick, juicy nose of soy sauce, blackberries, creme de cassis, minerals, and flowers. Full-bodied and powerful, with terrific fruit purity as well as depth, this beauty should become increasingly delineated as it evolves in barrel. The finish lasts for 45+ seconds. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2025. Rating: 94-94 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, 2005)

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