($19) Medium ruby. Gamey aromas of smoke, mocha and tobacco; less primary than it appeared a year ago from barrel. Fairly broad and solidly built, but showing less pliancy and refinement today than the 2001. Finishes with chewy, firm tannins that avoid harshness.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: May/June 2003
Wine Spectator | Rating: 82
A pleasant and simple red, with berry, currant and cherry character. Medium body, light finish. Rather disappointing. Drink now.
Author: James Suckling
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16
Managed by the Pichon Lalande team nowadays. Powerfully fruity wine - more fruity than most of this type. Racy, elegant and flirtatious. Lovely texture and more approachable than most. If Potensac is masculine stereotype, this is certainly stereotypically feminine.
Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 89
This property (which borders Lafite, Mouton, and Pontet-Canet) is owned by the proprietors of Pichon-Lalande. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, the 2000 is an elegant, nicely textured, smoky, sweet wine offering scents of caramels intermixed with black currants, cherries, cedar, and licorice. Supple-textured and lush, it should be enjoyed over the next 7-8 years. A sleeper of the vintage.
Dark reddish purple, medium to full body, a bit of spice with the dark red fruits, velvety, nice mid-palate and finish. Delicious.
Drink Dates: 2006-2015
Self | Rating: 92
Dark ruby with bricking at rim. Not overly powerful, but mature Bordeaux nose of dark fruit and saddle leather. Dark fruits dominate the palate with leather and hints of mint and chocolate (from the merlot in the blend?). Could still shed some tannin, but on the whole this was very well resolved. Long finish. Very nice; elegant if not overpowering. Drinking well right now.
Self | Rating: 88
Lean. Nice smell. Little mid-palate.
Self | Rating: 92
This is lovely, vibrant red fruit, still showing some tannin, cedarbox nose, great weight and mouthfeel, can go another 5-7 years.