Landmark Hotel Decanter Masterclass with Nicolas Glumineau. The long Indian Summer meant perfect conditions for the wines, warm days and cool nights. Wood spice, cedar, leather and black fruits were a delight on the nose. Returning on the palate with a kick of spice towards the end. Lovely finish.
decanted one hour. dark black-red to garnet rim; plummy, herbaceous & dark cocoa powder nose; med+ weight, notable for its lack of extracted characteristics; dry blackcurrants, dusty, earthy, some mint & green herbal qualities, tannins mostly resolved but still has time. kind of evoked pleasant memories of old school claret.
pan-roasted wild venison loin, red wine glace; roasted asparagus w/caramelized spring onion creme fraiche
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(Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande) Dark red violet color with slight bricking; aromatic, tart red currant, cedar, tobacco, toast nose; tasty, silky textured, tart red currant, cedar, toast, torrefaction palate with near medium acidity; medium-plus finish
(Chateau Pichon Lalande) #2; COLOR-dark; NOSE-a little stinkified; some plum and licorice action; definite stinky beef jerky and a little pepper; a little blueberry; very aromatic; PALATE-bigger and meatier; big structure; has some really firm and tough tannins that some will be not love, but this is still quite youthful; this is Bordeaux at it's best as it can age; really sour cherries are dominating the mid-palate; pencil shavings coming through; also an intriguing mushroom component that I really like; this is young, but this is still so darn drinkable; RP-93; GV-90+
(CHATEAU PICHON LALANDE) #1; COLOR-dark; NOSE-awesome; meaty/fleshy component (Boars Head Ham); V8 juice w/ Tabasco sauce; underlining licorice aspect; TASTE-take a plum...wrap bacon around it..put it in a Microwave for 5 minutes (let plum explode)…take it out...slap on some black pepper & asparagus..THAT's exactly what this wine tastes like..and ME LIKE-Y; Bacon & Plum on your mouth all day...attacking; this is Old World; really beautiful; the Petite Verdot is singing (dark Plum); this is REAL Bordeaux; will last 10-20 years; RP-93; GV-94+
(Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande) Raspberry and caramel nose with herbal notes; very tasty, focused palate of cassis, plum, with coffee notes and herbal edges, quite elegant; medium-plus finish