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1978 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Pauillac - Red - Second Growth

France - Bordeaux - Pauillac

Red Bordeaux Blend - Second Growth
Producer Notes

Chateau Pichon Lalande, known as one of the greatest Bordeaux vineyards, has been maintained by the same family for more than 250 years. Located in Pauillac, it was deemed a Second Growth wine estate during Bordeaux Classification of 1855. Its location between the Gironde estuary and the Atlantic Ocean is ideal for growing grapes. These two masses of water help keep the air moving, which reduces... More »

Score
92
Drink Dates
Comm: 2011-2012 VF: 1993-2007
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Author kyball
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 91.429%
Tasted On 02/09/2013

thin, but still lovely, nice fruit

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Author Walter Z
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.907%
Tasted On 08/14/2011
Drink Dates 2011-2012

Rich berry nose. Light brick,brown around edges. Elegant taste-long finish. Complex fruit with tremendous balance. A huge surprise for a 78.

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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating 97.436%
Tasted On 08/19/2010

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Author Brad Coelho
Site / Blog Unidentified Appellation Trust Rating 97.255%
Tasted On 06/18/2008
Drink Dates 04/01/2008

This is a lovely ?78, while not nearly as tannic and chewy as the Margaux tasted last month, it offers up a very crisp, delineated and mouth-watering profile of classic cedar box, black plum, rose petals and dried currant notes. Although it?s on the higher toned side, there is an ashy, chocolaty richness coating the flavors in a fine cloak to the finish.

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