Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Ib 2000

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The 1996 Pichon-Lalande is just as awesome from the bottle as it was form multiple cask tastings. For Pichon-Lalande, the percentage of Cabernet Sa... Read more

A classic claret from a classy producer. This Pauillac property consistently ranks high with our panels. Surrounded on three sides by the first-gro... Read more

This seductive, exciting Bordeaux has pulled it all together since our barrel tasting. Harmonious and silky in texture, with mint, berry and cassis... Read more

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External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 1996 Pichon-Lalande is just as awesome from the bottle as it was form multiple cask tastings. For Pichon-Lalande, the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon is atypically high. This wine normally contains 35ndash;50% Merlot in the blend, but the 1996 is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Only 50% of the estatersquo;s production made it into the grand vin. The color is a saturated ruby/purple. The nose suggests sweet, nearly overripe Cabernet Sauvignon, with its blueberry/blackberry/cassis scents intermixed with high quality, subtle, toasty new oak. Deep and full-bodied, with fabulous concentration and a sweet, opulent texture, this wine was singing in full harmony in January. Anticipated maturity: 2004ndash;2025.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

A classic claret from a classy producer. This Pauillac property consistently ranks high with our panels. Surrounded on three sides by the first-growth Ch. Latour, these wines often rival its pricier neighbor. Deep purple in color, and a nose perfumed with cedar, vanilla, plum and beef. Well integrated flavors of green pepper and lush black fruit help make this chewy wine appetizing. The finish is framed by solid tannins, with long notes of coffee and tobacco echoing in the finish. Certain to grow in the cellar, yet, like all the best clarets, it is remarkably seductive when young. Save it for a special meal in 5ndash;10 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

This seductive, exciting Bordeaux has pulled it all together since our barrel tasting. Harmonious and silky in texture, with mint, berry and cassis aromas and flavors and ultrafine tannins. Itrsquo;s hard not to drink it now, but try to wait until after 1998.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/17/2009

Classic character. Intense aromas of currant and minerals follow through to full-bodied palate, with loads of velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Some people find this herbaceous, but it reminds me of a currant bush more than something green... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1500ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Deep ruby-red. Very sexy aromas of currant, blackberry and brown sugar, all lifted by an ineffable floral quality from the thoroughly ripe Cabernet Sauvignon that comprises three-quarters of the blend. Dense, fresh and thick with extract; a wonderful combination of texture and guts. Has a core of steel and a powerful structure I havenrsquo;t found in more recent vintages from this chacirc;teau. A very serious style of Pichon-Lalande, with much less Merlot than usual. Finishes with terrific length and grip. Drink between 2005 and 2025.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Good full red-ruby. Very ripe, musky aromas of black plum, currant, menthol, dark chocolate, mocha and meat; less pristine than the 2006 but rather youthfully subdued today. Then lush and fat but not overly sweet in the mouth, with a nice balance between ripe fruit and harmonious acidity. A full, broad wine that builds slowly and lingers on the back end, which features substantial but ripe, round tannins. Canrsquo;t quite match the young 2006 for vitality, but this is distinctly more exotic, in the style of the year.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Beautiful currant, berry and licorice aromas follow through to a full body, with tar and berry character, fine tannins and a long finish. I was expecting a little more from this, but itrsquo;s still outstanding. Best after 2013.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Robert Parker awards this legendary wine 97 points and writes: “A dramatic effort, the 2000 is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, and a whopping 10% Petit Verdot. Only 40% of the harvest made it into the grand vin. Its dense purple color is followed by fabulous aromas of creme de cassis intermixed with roasted espresso, violets, and toast. It has a superb entry on the palate, full body, an opulent texture, silky tannin, and a finish that lasts for nearly a minute. This stunning wine will provide unreal drinking early on, but age for three decades. Bravo! Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025.”

Robert Parker awards this legendary wine 97 points and writes: “A dramatic effort, the 2000 is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, and a whopping 10% Petit Verdot. Only 40% of the harvest made it into the grand vin. Its dense purple color is followed by fabulous aromas of creme de cassis intermixed with roasted espresso, violets, and toast. It has a superb entry on the palate, full body, an opulent texture, silky tannin, and a finish that lasts for nearly a minute. This stunning wine will provide unreal drinking early on, but age for three decades. Bravo! Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025.”

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