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2001 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac

SKU #1012437 95 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark The high proportion of Merlot in Pichon Lalande is a good reason why this wine, among the great wines of Pauillac, is always so seductive. This is no exception; it charms as well as excites with vibrant fruits as well as serious, dense tannins and acidity that promise good aging. Give it 7-9 years for full maturity to begin. *Cellar Selection* (RV) Inner quote mark (11/2007)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark A distinctive bouquet of violets, soy, pepper, blackberries, cassis, and tree bark gives this 2001 a singular style. This dense ruby/purple-colored blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and a whopping 14% Petit Verdot exhibits plenty of structure, wonderful sweetness, a closed style, but a rich, textured, persistent character. The unusually large percentage of Petit Verdot gives the wine more structure and less initial charm. This beauty needs some time in the cellar. (RP) Inner quote mark (6/2004)

93 points Wine & Spirits

Outer quote mark No tasting note given. Inner quote mark (12/2004)

93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Sneaky, with a modest set of currant and tobacco aromas and a more expressive core of bramble, tar, singed cedar and warm fig paste flavors. Shows a sleekness through the finish, with a racy iron note underneath that gives this length and interesting contrast. Best from 2020 through 2030. (JM, Web Only-2018) Inner quote mark

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Red-ruby. Enticing aromas of plum, woodsmoke and Cuban tobacco. Lush, silky and suave, with intriguing hints of mocha and cedar. A wonderfully sweet, impeccably balanced claret without any rough edges. Finishes long and firmly tannic. (ST) Inner quote mark (6/2004)

K&L Notes

93 points fron Neal Martin: "Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index’s 10-Year On horizontal. This has quite a precocious bouquet with raspberry jam, boysenberry, marmalade and pencil shavings. Very fine delineation and lift, certainly more backward than its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with structure tannins, just a hint of brine on the entry, good depth of black fruit with a sinewy, grippy blackberry and cedar-infused finish. One has the feeling that this has more to offer over the next decade. Tasted March 2011."


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