Château Pichon-Longueville Baron, Paulliac 1999

Pichon Baron 1999

Fifteen years on tasting.

Mature ruby.  Feminine for Baron and fully-mature, she’s a wine of impeccable lines and sublime poise.  Not all that deep but four-octave complexity was never in the cards for Bordeaux from ’99.  And yet it seems she understood this from the beginning and that acceptance set her free.  Unfettered by the responsibility of immortality, skyscraper structure, iconic status; when she sings now there is beautiful harmony with an unearthly serenity underneath.  A celestial Paulliac.  For drinking soon and she will keep with grace.

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