Pichon Lalande, Pauillac 2006 Bottle size: 750ml

France, Bordeaux
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PichonLalande_Pauillac_750ml_2006
R3,950

Critic Score

95
AG

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Tasting notes:
'One of the most pleasant and unexpected surprises in this tasting, the 2006 Pichon Lalande is gorgeous, which is something I can’t say about too many wines in a vintage marked by climatic ups and downs and irregular ripening. Dark, powerful and intense, the 2006 possesses exceptional balance. A host of black cherry, plum, smoke, licorice and menthol flesh out in this decidedly somber, virile Pichon Lalande. In a vintage in which so many wines are so rustic, the 2006 Pichon Lalande is all class. This sleeper Pichon Lalande will drink well for at least the next two decades, perhaps longer. Drink 2017 - 2037.' – Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 95/100

'Tasted at the property, the 2006 Château Pichon-Lalande has a voluminous bouquet with outgoing blackberry, cassis and violets scents, a touch of boysenberry jam tucked just underneath, although it does not quite have the delineation of the Lynch Bages. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. This feels very composed in the mouth, quite fresh with well-judged acidity, harmonious and tensile on the finish. This deserves a higher score than I awarded out of barrel and it continues to improve year by year. Drink 2018 - 2040.' – Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 94/100

'The success of this wine owes as much to Merlot as to Cabernet. The Merlot has created the ripeness and smoothness of the wine. While the Cabernet keeps it firm and closed up, there is a base of rich, sweet fruit here that will show over the next two years. The style of the wine is moving away from elegance to power under the new regime of owners, Champagne Roederer.' – Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, 94/100

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 AG 95
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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