1986, Pichon Baron

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 85

Drinking Dates: 2016-2019

Critic: Neal Martin

Tasted: 31-Dec-2016

The 2009 Pichon-Longueville Baron has a medium to deep garnet color and a very meaty/savory nose over a core of sweaty leather, baked blackberries and plums with notions of crème de cassis, sautéed herbs and black olives coming through with coaxing. Full, rich, concentrated and decadently fruited in the mouth, the palate has beautifully plush tannins and an herbal lift on the long finish.