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.
The glorious perfume of the 1986 Pichon Lalande was aromatically the most interesting and complex of the three 1986s. Cedar, spice box, black fruits, red cherry, sandalwood and earth notes emerged from its beautiful bouquet. In the mouth, it was silky, medium to full-bodied, and close to its plateau of maturity. Although 21 years of age, it is a late adolescent in terms of its life span.- 95 pts obert Parker, Hedonists Gazette