Located in Pauillac this is the second wine of Pichon Lalande, a wine that has been consistently excellent for the last 30 years, rivalling with first growth quality.
Aromas of ripe black currant and blackberries with notes of licorice, chocolate and forest floor. Generous on the palate with good concentration of fruits and good length.
A blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon and 46% Merlot, delivering 13.4% alcohol with a pH of 3.76 the Reserve has a relatively luscious, generous, Margaux-like bouquet thanks to its floral nature. Good definition and vigour. The palate is medium-bodied with a very tannic, cedar and graphite infused entry thanks to the Cabernet, quite strict and linear, very good weight (the most I have ever seen of a Reserve) with a slightly foursquare finish. Drink 2014-2025.- 91 pts Neal Martin, RobertParker.com