ITEM 71238

2002 Chateau Pichon Lalande Pauillac

$249.98

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Wine Rating:

94WA 93WS 91ST

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2002

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: 94 points

One of the best wines of the vintage, this is a classic Pauillac that is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot. Dense ruby/purple in color with a glorious nose of melted licorice, lavender, barbecue smoke, black currants, and graphite, the wine is tannic, classically structured with an opaque ruby/purple color, beautiful definition, and a 1996-ish personality. This deep, full-bodied, elegant yet powerful 2002 should age handsomely for over two decades. Some patience will be required since this vintage exhibits more muscle and virility than normal. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025.

Review Date: April 2005

Wine Spectator: 93 points

Dense aromas of licorice, tobacco, cedar and currants. Subtle yet complex. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a rich, long finish. Very pretty. One of the best from Pauillac this year, and clearly better than 2001. One of the surprises of the vintage. Best after 2008. 20,000 cases made. ?JS

Review Date: March 2005

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 91 points

Good ruby-red. Complex nose melds blackcurrant, minerals, graphite, tobacco and licorice. Densely packed and youthfully closed, but also lush and generous, with sweet flavors of currant, tobacco, earth and spices shaped by firm acids. As sweet as this is, it's also very firmly structured and serious. Offers outstanding palate coverage on the back.

Review Date: May 2005