A little more volume and a bit more layering make this one our pick of the present bunch. It is sturdy without being heavy or coarse, and it is enlivened by acid without being too firm. Its wonderfully proportioned mix of deep and expansive curranty fruit, dark chocolate, cola and seamlessly fit oak are the stuff of classic Pauillac, and there are no caveats or apologies as to vintage needed here. If so rich and carefully balanced as to offer plenty to like even now, the wine has the stamina and structure grow only better and better with time. *Two Stars*
Dense aromas of licorice, tobacco, cedar and currants. Subtle yet complex. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a rich, long finish. Very pretty. One of the best from Pauillac this year, and clearly better than 2001. One of the surprises of the vintage. *Highly Recommended* (JS)
Good ruby-red. Complex nose melds blackcurrant, minerals, graphite, tobacco and licorice. Densely packed and youthfully closed, but also lush and generous, with sweet flavors of currant, tobacco, earth and spices shaped by firm acids. As sweet as this is, it's also very firmly structured and serious. Offers outstanding palate coverage on the back. (ST) 91+
The 2002 Pichon-Baron has a tar- and smoke-scented bouquet that does not match the precision of the 2001. It is much more reserved in style, lacking a bit of flair. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and quite foursquare, although it is redeemed by impressive detail toward the finish, which offers cedar and a touch of graphite on the aftertaste. Conservative but drinking well at the moment. Tasted at the Pichon-Baron vertical at the château. (NM)
Very dark crimson. Fragrant. Sweet and round and more lifted than most, even if the guy ropes resolutely refuse to be cut. Attractive freshness on the finish and more ambitious than most.
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