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1997 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac Ex-Chateau Release

SKU #1468394 90 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 1997 Pichon-Lalande is an off vintage that has held up extremely well for a wine now over two decades old. It has a lovely, mellow but quite generous bouquet of blackberry, briar, cedar and a subtle touch of mint. The palate is rounded on the entry and shows commendable depth. This is quite a voluminous wine, not nearly as complex as the 1996 yet bursting with savory red berry fruit mixed with leather and allspice. I agree with Nicolas Glumineau that it delivers a satisfying saline finish. This is drinking perfectly now, although larger formats may give many more years of pleasure. Tasted at a vertical tasting at the château. (NM) Inner quote mark (8/2019)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark This hedonistic, luscious, sexy, opulently-textured Pichon-Lalande is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, and 5% Cabernet Franc. Exhibiting a dark ruby color with purple nuances, it is open-knit, with plentiful quantities of roasted herbs, smoky oak, vanillin, and creamy black currant fruit. A lush texture, low acidity, and an accessible, velvety-textured style will have many admirers. (RP) Inner quote mark (4/2000)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Moderately saturated red-ruby. Plum and smoky oak on the nose. Soft, easygoing and harmonious, with modest complexity. Supple finish features light tannins and a note of woodsmoke. (ST) Inner quote mark (6/2000)

Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark A pretty wine, even though it's rather light for this estate. Medium- to light-bodied, with berry, spice and toasted oak character. Soft finish. Inner quote mark (1/2000)

K&L Notes

these bottles were sold to K&L in 2019-after we requested them from the property. Perfect condition.

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