One bottle of Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron Second Growth Cru Classe Pauillac 1996
Red Bordeaux from the Medoc, France from a great Vintage 24 years ago. The donator has owned this since it was released and so can guarantee it has been kept in ideal cellar conditions.
An extremely valuable and desirable wine for drinking now or within the next 5 years.
Valued at £190
Kindly donated by David Brimlow.
Wine Searcher Review:
“Tarry, dense, blackish colour. Obviously huge extraction. Lots of charry new oak on the nose with pencil-shaving aromas adding savouriness to ripe, crunchy blackberry, damson and plum. Silky mouthfeel with a palate of sweet, dark, bittersweet fruit and liquorice. Firm tannins are gripping powerfully though acidity is moderate.
Sadly, this is not the kind of wine I get to drink every day, but it’s a reminder of just how great the 1996 vintage was in Bordeaux.
It has an unusually high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (75%), with the remainder made up of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot.”
Drinking window 2002 – 2025
The successful bidder will be able to collect the item from the school at a time and date mutually agreed to or from the donor’s house in Langton Green.