Château Pichon Longueville Baron is one of the most famous wineries of Bordeaux. Since the Bordeaux Wine Classification of 1855, the winery is classified as Deuxièmes Crus (Second Growths) in the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.
The vineyards cover 73 hectares and are with 60% of Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot occupied. The vines are on average 30 years old. The total production of wines about 420,000 bottles of per year, of which about 40% to the second wine “Les Elles Tour de Longueville”.
Pichon Baron is characterized by a wine that is produced in very classic Pauillac-style. In good years, regularly produced excellent wine at the “Baron”. The best ever created so far there is the wine from the vintage 1990. This wine is considered by the internationally acclaimed wine critic Robert Parker 96 Parker points. A bottle of this vintage is rarely below 150 euros to buy (as of 2005). The wine of the still young 2000 vintage (2005) could be the 1990 equivalent.
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