Pichon-Longueville (Baron) 1864–1997

Old postcard of Château Pichon Longueville

Jan-Erik Paulson, semi-retired from his fine-wine company Rare Wine, has offered to share with us his experience of verticals of seriously mature bordeaux. We kick off with an account of Ch Pichon-Longueville (as Ch Pichon Baron used to be called) back to an 1864 produced by both Pichons. See also this guide to our bordeaux verticals.

My tasting notes are partly from a tasting I organised together with Dr Peter Baumann in Austria in 1998. We tasted 40 vintages and Jean-Michel Cazes was the guest of honour. Other more recent notes have been added to these.

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