1995 Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux - 96 pts - 750ml

1995 Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux - 96 pts - 750ml

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1995 Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux - 96 pts!
Pichon-Baron continues to build on the success it established in the late eighties with its three consecutive top-notch vintages of 1988, 1989, and 1990. The initial impression of the 1995 is one of extraordinarily pure cassis fruit. I had this wine on three occasions, and while it does not measure up to the 1989 or 1990, it possesses an expansive mid-section, superb ripeness, medium body, and high tannin in the impressively long finish. The wine is backward, but the low acidity and high extract should come together to create an outstanding claret. At this stage, the 1995 Pichon-Longueville-Baron (made by the same winemaking team as Lynch Bages) appears to be the better of those two wines. This 20-year wine will require 4-5 years of cellaring after its release. RP

Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage
Rating
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 1995 Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux - 96 pts! What sumptuous pleasures await those who purchase either the 1996 or 1995 Pichon-Lalande. It is hard to choose a favorite, although the 1995 is a smoother, more immediately sexy and accessible wine. It is an exquisite example of Pichon-Lalande with the Merlot component giving the wine a coffee/chocolatey/cherry component to go along with the Cabernet Sauvignon's and Cabernet Franc's complex blackberry/cassis fruit. The wine possesses an opaque black/ruby/purple color, and sexy, flamboyant aromatics of pain grille, black fruits, and cedar. Exquisite on the palate, this full-bodied, layered, multidimensional wine should prove to be one of the vintage's most extraordinary success stories. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage
Rating
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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