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1995 Château Pichon-Longueville, Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac, 2me cru classé

ex-château; recent library release help
 
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PRICE:
$599.00 per Magnum (1.5L)

SIZE:
1.5L

AVAILABLE:
2 Magnums (1.5L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"What sumptuous pleasures await those who purchase either the 1996 or 1995 Pichon-Lalande...It is an exquisite example of Pichon-Lalande with the Merlot component giving the wine a coffee/chocolatey/cherry component to go along with the Cabernet Sauvignon's and Cabernet Franc's complex blackberry/cassis fruit. The wine possesses an opaque black/ruby/purple color, and sexy, flamboyant aromatics of pain grillé, black fruits, and cedar. Exquisite on the palate, this full-bodied, layered, multidimensional wine should prove to be one of the vintage's most extraordinary success stories." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #115
(WA, 02/28/1998)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2001-2020


"A megawine, with layers of fruit and various levels of character. This exceptional Bordeaux is full-bodied and very tannic, with masses of rich fruit, berry and tobacco. Very velvety. This powerhouse needs time. Best after 2003." Wine Spectator
(WS, 01/31/1998)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2003


"Deep red-ruby color. Currant, loam, tobacco and smoky oak on the nose. Silky, sweet and tender in the middle palate; leather, game and chocolate notes add complexity to the wine strong currant component. Showing slightly less harmoniously than the '96, perhaps due to the bottling, but this thoroughly seductive wine has all the components for future greatness." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 05/01/1998)

Rating: 92+


"Crackling, dense wine with lots of fruit and lots of lift. Very full and bloody and ripe. Sumptuous. Well constructed but still very young. Chewy. Lovely wine." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 10/25/2005)

Rating: 17.5
Drink from: 2009-2024


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