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2003 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 »

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92
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2009-2024
Bid
3 for sale
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 126
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author Charles Funk
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 91.667%
Tasted On 03/02/2013
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Author fabioota
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.737%
Tasted On 07/14/2011
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Author WineRyan
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.737%
Tasted On 11/18/2009

Great nose of dirt, sweet cherry and blueberry. A bit tart on palate, nice fruit, light tannin. Sour cherry, medium length finish.

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Author Miguel L
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 07/10/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2024

This is beautiful! Bought and held nearly 2 years. Decanted 2 hours, and is opening bigger and bigger. Gorgeous aromas, deep dark blackberry, long leaf tobacco, milk chocolate, and cassis. Generous mouth feel and a good balance of acidity & lovely tannins that are still resolving. Slight catch in the throat reveals a little heat, but all is well and very long on the mouth-watering finish. Nearly there, but can't fault anyone for dipping in now. Grill a great steak and you'll have a great night.

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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

Lightest color in the first flight of 5, exhibiting a more ruby shade. Promising nose of fig paste, meat, underbrush, green olive and a touch of cranberry. While there was a broad spectrum of subtle nuance in the nose, the palate was more than full w/ big time body and a boat-load of tannin. Chunky texture lead to a powerful finish which left a lovely rose petal note to linger nicely. At this moment in the game, the fruit is very un-delineated and speaks much more softly than the tannin. Assuming it's closing down a bit, 7-8 years down the road she'll certainly merit more pleasure, and a higher score.

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