ITEM 20630

2000 Chateau Pichon Lalande Pauillac

$299.98

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Wine Rating:

96WA 96WE 95WS 94ST

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2000

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-pauillac

Variety

bordeaux blend

Wine Producer

ch√Ęteau pichon baron

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 96 points

Sitting next to my former colleague, Pierre Antoine Rovani, at one of the tastings, he commented that he didnt like the striking green note in the aromatics of this wine, which I didnt detect at all, and a subsequent bottle at another tasting did not reveal it either. I do think there is a hint of bay leaf and a meatiness to it. In short, I find this to be a spectacular Pichon Lalande. Dense purple in color, with loads of coffee, mocha, creme de cassis, and chocolate notes, this is a somewhat unusual blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, and a whooping 10% Petit Verdot, with a little bit of Cabernet Franc. The Petit Verdot certainly gives the wine more of a tapenade, floral note, which I think can be interpreted by some as herbal. This is a rich, opulent, stunning Pichon Lalande that is beginning to drink beautifully, yet should continue to improve for at least another 10-15 years and last 30 or more years.

Review Date: June 2010

Wine Enthusiast: 96 points

Review Date: July 2011

Wine Spectator: 95 points

Review Date: July 2011

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 94 points

Review Date: July 2011