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A great Bordeaux from a great vintage, here's Neal Martin's 2019 review in "Vinous" - "The 1990 Pichon-Baron is a sensational wine that must have had the First Growth rattled when it was released. At 28 years old, it is still reveling in its precocious growing season. The multidimensional bouquet features blackberry, graphite, cedar and mint flanked by iodine and warm gravel on a summer day. Wow! The palate is medium-bodied, delivering a mixture of red and black fruit, a fine mineral undercurrent and a long, precise finish: blackberry, cedar and graphite remain in the mouth for a good 60 seconds. Still a fabulous Pauillac after all these years."
The Sociando Mallet estate sits at the northern end of St. Estèphe and sees some of the coldest weather in the region. Even in a warmer year like 1996 the wines stayed fresh and balanced, and today it is considered one of the best vintages for this Chateau. The vineyards are planted to 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc and the vines are not green-harvested, as many other estates are, because they prefer the rustic, herbaceous note it lends to the wine. Fermentation occurs in a mixture of steel and cement, and aging takes place in almost entirely new French Oak for one year, with a small percentage aged in tank.
"typical Blagny coolness and freshness that continues onto the round, rich and equally textured flavors that possess driving energy on the long and wonderfully intense finish. Outstanding" says Burghound.
Purchased by the Rapets in 1999 "this old vineyard on a steep slope is slowly giving up it's mysteries." (the vines average 50 years of age) This is the best Beaune Greves that I've tasted from Rapet — it's very structured and earthy with penetrating red currant and strawberry fruit. The palate is quite intense with a beautiful combination of tannin, acidity and dark fruit. This should age beautifully. Really super.