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Ch. Pichon Lalande Pauillac 1996

Ch. Pichon Lalande Pauillac 1996 - Rockwood & Perry (en-US)

Ch. Pichon Lalande Pauillac 1996

Rating: 96 rp

Size: 750ML | Item No. 00355

Bottle Price: $315.00 -- IN STOCK

Case Price: $3,780.00 -- IN STOCK

"The 1996 Pichon-Lalande is just as awesome from bottle as it was from multiple cask tastings. For Pichon-Lalande, the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon is atypically high. This wine normally contains 35-50% Merlot in the blend, but the 1996 is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot. Only 50% of the estate's production made it into the grand vin. The color is a saturated ruby/purple. The nose suggests sweet, nearly overripe Cabernet Sauvignon, with its blueberry/blackberry/cassis scents intermixed with high quality, subtle, toasty new oak. Deep and full-bodied, with fabulous concentration and a sweet, opulent texture, this wine was singing in full harmony when I tasted it in January. Given the wine's abnormally high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, I would suspect it will close down. It possesses plenty of tannin, but the wine's overwhelming fruit richness dominates its personality. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2025." Robert Parker 96, April, 1999

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