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Chateau Pichon Longueville Lalande 2005 Bordeaux Pauillac

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Description

Winemaker Notes

An exceptional vintage characterized by a balance between power and finesse. A sappy and silky texture, subtle and fresh red fruits aromas give to this wine a great ageing potential.
Blend: 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot

Critical Acclaim

D96 Decanter
This needs time in the glass, but unfurls to reveal cedar, cinnamon, tobacco, cassis and rose notes. It's heady and confident stuff that I've tasted several times over the past few months and have been hugely impressed by, especially with food.
 
WE95 Wine Enthusiast
Has developed an elegance all its own, with great style, smoothing out the real intensity of the wine. This 2005 continues in that tradation, a spicey, fruity wine, which has restraint as well as hidden power.
 
WS93 Wine Spectator
Beautiful currant, berry and licorice aromas follow through to a full body, with tar and berry character, fine tannins and a long finish. I was expecting a little more from this, but it's still outstanding. Best after 2013.
 
JS93 James Suckling
What a nose on this, with orchids and currants, this is very perfumed and pretty. Full-bodied, with bright and lively acidity. Rose petals and citrus fruit on the palate give way to a long and intense finish. Wait and see where this goes.