mellowed excellent. deep, profound notes. the berries are present - blackberry and raspberry fruits, earthy leather and tobacco / tea leaf notes. happy to have drunk it now as it has earned its time to be enjoyed.
OTBN 2015 - mini vertical of the 91, 92 and 97 vintages.
All three exhibited classic Pichon terroir characteristics - full elegant floral, dark blackberry and raspberry fruits, earthy leather and tobacco / tea leaf notes, while each showed vintage effects from the three disparate vintages.
Consistent with earlier tasting five years ago, the '91 vintage initially showed greater complexity, bigger floral, more concentrated fruit, and the most sophistication and balance of the three vintages. The next day, the '92 and '91 seemed to trade places, overtaking the 91 with greater concentration, structure and backbone, however the '91 retained the most polish and greatest balance.
Pichon's tend to be long lived and hang on much longer than one might expect, so don't rush to clear this out just yet.
Add me to the list of people surprised by this wine. My first 1991 Bordeaux. Classic Pichon nose of soft black and red fruit, lots of herbs and a slight green pepper note. Wonderfully fresh and silky on the palate. Perfect balance. What at treat.
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(Chateau Pichon-Lalande Pauillac) Here's a beautifully coloured dark, mahogany red wine, with a nose redolent of smoke, cedar, pencil-lead - a classic Pauillac nose. The palate is elegant and structured, with wonderful tannins, balanced acidity, and superbly restrained berry fruit. This is brilliant stuff, with great quality and character of fruit.
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