Suppler than other Pauillac due to its proximity to St Julien and with a higher Merlot content, Pichon Lalande’s quality has been consistently excellent for the last 30 years, rivalling with first growth quality.
Blackcurrant and violet aromas with hints of vanilla and cinnamon while the structure is firmed with ripe and melted tannins and offers a great length. Complex and elegant. To be enjoyed within 15 to 25 years from the vintage.
... scents of cocoa, espresso roast, black cherries, and cassis. Medium to full-bodied, opulent, and fleshy, this classic wine cuts a stylistic persona somewhere between the 1995 and 1996. It can be drunk now or cellared for two decades.- 92 pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate