Red Bordeaux - 2002 - Pichon Lalande

QtyUnitSizeCase SizePriceReserve
1Bottle150cl£195

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Tasting Notes

Rating

94

Release Price

$70

Drink Date

2010 - 2025

Reviewed by

Robert M. Parker, Jr.

Issue Date

29th Apr 2005

Source

158, The Wine Advocate

One of the best wines of the vintage, this is a classic Pauillac that is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot. Dense ruby/purple in color with a glorious nose of melted licorice, lavender, barbecue smoke, black currants, and graphite, the wine is tannic, classically structured with an opaque ruby/purple color, beautiful definition, and a 1996-ish personality. This deep, full-bodied, elegant yet powerful 2002 should age handsomely for over two decades. Some patience will be required since this vintage exhibits more muscle and virility than normal. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025.