1994 Pichon Lalande - Les Gartieux 750ml

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 95
Author: NOSE
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 05/18/2014
Drink Dates: 2014-2024
Served with Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich and Jamon Iberico de cebo. Opened and poured. At the very first hour the body was so light, just like a pinot noir. As time ticked away it became heavier, finally a gigantic Pauillac. Still relatively young as tannis was obvious, with hints of graphite, almond and carambole. Guess can be cellared for another decade. Cork condition: Excellent Fill level: Mid neck

Average rating: , based on 1 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

2 bottles owned by 2 collectors.

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About This Producer


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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Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend


Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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