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1997 Château Pichon Lalande

abv 13.0%
  • 88 WA
  • 85 WS
  • 87 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 56249-1997

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 85

    A pretty wine, even though it's rather light for this estate. Medium- to light-bodied, with berry, spice and toasted oak character. Soft finish. Drink now.
    Author: James Suckling
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 87

    Moderately saturated red-ruby. Plum and smoky oak on the nose. Soft, easygoing and harmonious, with modest complexity. Supple finish features light tannins and a note of woodsmoke.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2000
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    This hedonistic, luscious, sexy, opulently-textured Pichon-Lalande is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, and 5% Cabernet Franc. Exhibiting a dark ruby color with purple nuances, it is open-knit, with plentiful quantities of roasted herbs, smoky oak, vanillin, and creamy black currant fruit. A lush texture, low acidity, and an accessible, velvety-textured style will have many admirers. Consume it over the next decade.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: BryanRobertsonHomes
  • Self | Rating:

    a bit tight still. big body, good fruit, thick tannins. hold for another few years. rob and esther liked it.
    Author: JV
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Excellent, elegant, balanced, reached its peak.
    Author: Ilya S
Chateau Pichon Lalande, known as one of the greatest Bordeaux vineyards, has been maintained by the same family for more than 250 years. Located in Pauillac, it was deemed a Second Growth wine estate during Bordeaux Classification of 1855. Its location between the Gironde estuary and the Atlantic Ocean is ideal for growing grapes. These two masses of water help keep the air moving, which reduces the chance of rainfall, while the particular microclimate surrounding the Chateau is relatively dry, allowing the grapes to fully ripen on the vine. The climate, concentration of the grapes, and the blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot result in wines with exceptional structure and, therefore, great aging potential. Pichon Lalande's second wine is the Reserve de la Comtesse and its third wine is Les Gartieux.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 288 bottles owned
  • 92 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 92 collectors)