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Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 2000
"...spectacular and certainly a noteworthy rival to the 1996, 1995, and even the extraordinary 1982. This effort has a dense saturated purple color, a singular/distimctive yet possibly controversial aromatic smorgasbord existing of creme de cassis, vanilla and violets, but also tapenade and tree bark. ....In the mouth, it is a wine of extraordinary density, opulence, great presence and richness.....The wine is full-bodied, with extraordinary purity and a tremendous texture...... This is a dramatic, almost flamboyant style that is not classic Pauillac in one sense, but a classic wine. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025." 97/100 pts. (Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Apr-2003)
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Four and a half glasses
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Black color, with intense Cabernet aromas of blackberries and currants and hints of mint. full-bodied and very firm, with silky tannins and a long, flavorful and caressing finish. A racy and well-structured Pichon-Lalande. Best after 2002.
...a singular/distinctive yet possibly controversial aromatic smorgasbord existing of creme de cassis, vanilla, and violets, but also tapenade and tree bark...a wine of extraordinary density, opulence, great presence, and richness. As the 2000 sits i... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 750ml
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.
Good red-ruby color. Raspberry, redcurrant, tobacco leaf and flowers on the nose. Red-fruity and refined in the mouth, showing none of the smoke, animal or chocolate qualities I associate with this chateau. Distinctly delicate and fine, with moderate density and suave, building tannins. Incidentally, the IPT here is 68, compared to 73 in 2004. A wine of finesse: only time, and elevage, will tell if therersquo;s enough strength behind it. If there is, this 2005 will merit a score at the high end of my projected range.
Despite slightly strange aromas (plum-skin, berry, stewed tomato) this is pretty to taste. Medium to full in body, with round, silky tannins and a tobacco, berry character on the finish. Drink now or hold.
...Rather wild aromas of plum, black raspberry, lead pencil, tobacco, minerals and roasted game. Sweet, thick and complex, with very ripe, mellow flavors of black raspberry, truffle, roasted herbs, espresso and tobacco...displays the lovely penetrati... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 750ml
The aristocratic structure is there, even if this wine shows youthfully green andmdash; both in the stemminess of the young merlot fruit, and the green edge of the tannin. This is tight and lean in structure, with red fruit that shows plenty of staying power. Itandrsquo;s the red fruit that lasts now, and will last as it ages. Staunchly Bordelais, this shows great length and harmony.
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