Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2018

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| 45 MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS V ISIT u S AT MORRELLWINE .c OM cALL 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) Bo RD e A ux T he first major change was in the vineyards, where a severe selection of fruit was enforced, practically cutting the production of the Grand v in in half. With the raw ingredients of terroir naturally in place, this one change pushed the quality of Pichon Baron through the roof by the 2000 vintage. The 40 hectares of Baron's vineyards are perfectly situated on the plateau of Pauillac in deep gravel soils, overlooking the Chateau l atour, and hosting vines up to 65 years old. Next came an open-minded approach to technology, and a progressive way of looking at each vineyard parcel as its own micro-terroir. v ats of multiple sizes were added to the winery, allowing the estate to pick each parcel at ideal ripeness and to vinify each block separately. By the time the legendary 2009 vintage arrived, Pichon Baron had successfully regained the energy and prestige that was once lost, and was ready to produce one of the wines of the vintage. ✦ Pichon-Longueville Baron 2009 W a 98 » $229 "...A voluptuous, opulent Pichon Longueville Baron that may eclipse anything they have made in the past. …" Robert Parker (119065) a Re T u RN TO eM i N e NC e ON T H e Paui LL a C P L a T eau Pichon Baron has had its ups and downs. Following the epic vintages of 1989 and 1990, the Chateau fell out of favor with collectors. That is until new management brought an updated approach to vineyard management, farming and vinification to the table, just in time for some of the greatest vintages of the last decade.

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