Pichon Lalande, Pauillac 2005 Bottle size: 750ml

France, Bordeaux
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PichonLalande_Pauillac_750ml_2005
R4,150

Critic Score

96
DEC

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Tasting notes:
'This needs time in the glass, but unfurls to reveal cedar, cinnamon, tobacco, cassis and rose notes. It's heady and confident stuff that I've tasted several times over the past few months and have been hugely impressed by, especially with food. 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Drinking Window 2018 - 2040.' – Jane Anson, Decanter, 96/100

'In recent years, Pichon Comtesse has developed an elegance all its own, with great style, smoothing out the real intensity of the wine. This 2005 continues in that tradition, a spice, fruity wine, which has restraint as well as hidden power.' – Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, 95/100

'Juicy and sleek in feel, with a gloss of singed vanilla and alder over the core of lively blackberry, fig and black currant paste flavors. Singed charcoal and sweet tobacco notes score the finish and leave a mouthwatering feel. A tough decision whether to drink now or wait, as both choices will be rewarded. Drink now through 2035.' – James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 94/100

'Tasted blind. Dark crimson. Fleshier than the average Pauillac 2005 and therefore fun! Though relatively precocious.' – Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com, 17/20

About Château Pichon Lalande:
Château Pichon-Longueville Lalande is a 75-hectare property in the east of the Pauillac appellation of Bordeaux. It is one of the most prominent Super Seconds in Bordeaux. Thanks to the energy and ambitious drive of May-Eliane de Lenquesaing, who took over the property in 1978, the estate has made tremendous strides in the last 20 years. The estate vineyards are planted with 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 8% Petit Verdot. The vines are grown in deep gravel soils with clay, sandstone and limestone layers. The wine is fermented in stainless steel before being matured in oak barriques (50% new) for 18 months.
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Variety Bordeaux Blend
Rating DEC 96
Drink to Long-term cellaring
Producer information Château Pichon-Longueville Lalande is a 75-hectare property in the east of the Pauillac appellation of Bordeaux. It is one of the most prominent Super Seconds in Bordeaux. Thanks to the energy and ambitious drive of May-Eliane de Lenquesaing, who took over the property in 1978, the estate has made tremendous strides in the last 20 years. The estate vineyards are planted with 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 8% Petit Verdot. The vines are grown in deep gravel soils with clay, sandstone and limestone layers. The wine is fermented in stainless steel before being matured in oak barriques (50% new) for 18 months.
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