Original
21 Ratings
Pauillac de Pichon Lalande

Wine Details

Region

BordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(1986 Vintage) "Tasted 7 Times Since Bottling With Consistent Notes The 1986 is the most tannic, as well as the largest-framed Pichon-Lalande in over three decades. Whether it will ultimately eclipse the 1982 is doubtful, but it will be longer-lived. Dark ruby/purple, with a tight yet profound bouquet of cedar, blackcurrants, spicy oak, and minerals, this full-bodied, deeply concentrated, exceptionally well-balanced wine is, atypically, too brawny and big to drink young. Anticipated maturity: 1994-2015."-Wine ...

Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    (2003 Vintage) Good deep red. Flamboyantly expressive aromas of raspberry, currant, earth, smoked meat, chocolate and pepper. Fat, full and voluptuous yet somehow light on its feet. This has a texture of liquid velvet. Wonderfully opulent wine with considerable inner-palate flavor complexity: raspberry, game, leather, mocha and chocolate. Finishes with very fine-grained tannins that coat the entire palate. A wonderful success for the year, and a wine that can be enjoyed already, even if its sheer material promi...
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2005 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (1985 Vintage)
  • Wine Advocate
    (2001 Vintage)
  • Wine & Spirits
    (1998 Vintage)