A deep, dark colour. The nose is still somewhat hesitant, with hints of toast, cedar and dark fruit. Full-bodied and elegant, powerful and refined on the palate. The tannins are harmonious and silky. The length is truly impressive, almost captivating. Here is a vintage which will remain a benchmark for its perfectly restrained powerfulness, a marvellous expression of the distinction of the land backed by the remarkable quality of the tannins.
98 Points Jeb Dunnuck... The best since the 1990, the 2000 Pichon-Longueville Baron is just now starting to shed some baby fat and develop additional complexity and layers. This still ruby/plum-coloured beauty boasts a phenomenal nose of blackcurrants, tobacco leaf, lead pencil shavings, and new saddle leather. It’s deep, full-bodied, and sexy, with incredible amounts of texture and opulence that keeps you coming back to the glass. It makes a mockery of so many Bordeaux today that are made in a so-called elegant style yet lack the fat, richness, and density to ever hit this high a level. With low acidity, beautiful purity of fruit, sweet tannins, and a great finish, it’s in the early to middle range of its drink window and has another two decades of sensational drinking ahead. If you want to know what truly great Bordeaux tastes like, yoou should open a bottle of this!