1997 Pichon Lalande



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Average critic rating : 86.5 points

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This hedonistic, luscious, sexy, opulently-textured Pichon-Lalande is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, and 5% Cabernet Franc. Exhibiting a dark ruby color with purple nuances, it is open-knit, with plentiful quantities of roasted herbs, smoky oak, vanillin, and creamy black currant fruit. A lush texture, low acidity, and an accessible, velvety-textured style will have many admirers. Consume it over the next decade. Wine Advocate.April, 2000

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A pretty wine, even though it's rather light for this estate. Medium- to light-bodied, with berry, spice and toasted oak character. Soft finish. Drink now. James Suckling, Wine Spectator 2000



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Château Pichon-Lalande is one of the greatest wines of Bordeaux, one of the leading estates in Pauillac, and one of the original “super-seconds” along with Châteaux Léoville-Lascases and Ducru-Beaucaillou . Classified as a deuxième grand cru classé in 1855, top vintages of Pichon-Lalande can often match, occasionally overtake, the first growths in terms of quality.

Situated in the south of Pauillac, neighbouring Château Latour and opposite Château Pichon-Baron , the vineyards of Pichon-Lalande are planted to 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 8% Petit Verdot. The blend of the grand vin leans more to Cabernet Sauvignon: much of the Merlot makes it into their second wine, Reserve de la Comtesse. The vineyards total 89 hectares, the majority of which is to be found on the border of St Julien south of Pichon-Baron.

Pichon-Lalande is inevitably compared with neighbouring Pichon-Baron. Stylistically, Pichon-Lalande is the more feminine, more elegant wine whilst Pichon-Baron more powerful, more foursquare. Under the direction of Nicolas Glumineau since 2012, quality at Pichon-Lalande is clearly on the up, and comparisons with neighbouring Château Latour may well be more frequent. Great vintages such as 1982 and 1996 have shown just how great this Bordeaux château can be.



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