Lisa Perrotti-Brown: The 2018 Pichon-Longueville Baron is made upof 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Merlot. The Merlot was harvestedSeptember 24-25, and the Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested October3-10. The wine is to be aged 18 months in barriques, 80% new and20% one year old, and production represents 50% of the harvest thisyear. Very deep purple-black colored, it begins a little coy,rolling slowly and languidly out of the glass with notions of bakedraspberries, blueberry coulis, creme de cassis and incense plusnuances of lilacs, truffles, damp soil and garrigue with wafts oflavender and wild sage. Full-bodied, voluptuous andoh-so-seductive, the palate reveals layer upon layer of savory,earthy and black fruit preserves, framed by wonderfully ripe,velvety tannins and lovely freshness, finishing very long andperfumed. Beautiful.