ITEM 26271

2005 Chateau Pichon Lalande Pauillac

$324.99

In stock

8

Wine Rating:

90ST

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2005

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-pauillac

Variety

bordeaux blend

Wine Producer

château pichon baron

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 90 points

(64% cabernet sauvignon, 29% merlot, 6% cab franc and 1% petit verdot) 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 there's enough strength behind it. If there is, this 2005 will merit a score at the high end of my projected range.

Review Date: 5/1/06