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2003 Pichon Lalande - Reserve de la Comtesse Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Pauillac - Red

France - Bordeaux - Pauillac

Red Bordeaux Blend
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
89
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2012-2020
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author RDV
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 93.813%
Tasted On 11/25/2013
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Author Tphilca
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 11/24/2012
Drink Dates 2012-2020

Still harsh on the finish. Little fruit left and I usually like "lower level" fruit Bordeaux. This was a decidedly average bottle.

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Author BredaVin
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Tasted On 05/14/2010
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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating 91.667%
Tasted On 07/13/2009

Not bad. Very strong and complex, with very strong masculine / tobacco flavor that finishes with a very nice and creamy vanilla smoothness. very nice complexity and subtleties.

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Author Bonbu Lee
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 91.379%
Tasted On 03/05/2009

This is a good drinking bottle of wine that is delicious, uncomplicated and very straight forward. The wine has a decent and rather aromatic note of red fruit with a little bit of earthiness, also creamy, as if some vanilla ice cream was added into the mix. It was the type of wine that I can finish quickly, but there is not a whole lot of substance to this wine nor is there anything thought provoking. On the palate, nice flavor of cinnamon toast that is slightly blackened, not too much though, with good creaminess to it. In a way, drinking this wine is like going to a bakery shop a little bit. Decent structure and body, but I am not sure how long this wine will last though. Definitely a good and solid B-level wine and I would have given it a higher B+ / 87 point score if not for the price of it (seriously, that is just too much for a second wine of a Bordeaux Château, even if it is from a very good vintage. The perfect wine for a Thursday night dinner and hanging out at home. A blend of 46% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc.

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