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1995 Pichon Lalande

By Chateau Pichon Lalande

1995 Pichon Lalande from Chateau Pichon Lalande, Pauillac, Bordeaux

The 1995 vintage in Bordeaux has been marked by a fortuitous combination of climatic serendipity and astute vineyard management, resulting in wines that have captured the hearts of collectors and investors alike. Within this esteemed cohort, the 1995 Pichon Lalande from Chateau Pichon Lalande emerges as a quintessential expression of Pauillac prowess.


Terroir’s Tapestry: The Elegance of a Favourable Season

In the microcosm of Bordeaux, 1995 stood firm with its moderately dry and sufficiently warm season, which carefully avoided the excesses of heat or drought. The result at Chateau Pichon Lalande was a yield that balanced concentration with a classic structural elegance—a trademark of this illustrious estate.

The 1995 Pichon Lalande articulates its narrative through an opulent blend of rich cassis, cedar, and tobacco notes—each carrying the hallmark of its gravel-based soils and the gentle touch of the winemaking savoir-faire that defines Pauillac's eminent terroir.


A Vintage Poised for the Long Haul

This particular offering is underscored by an impeccable structure that provides a backbone for its complex, textured layers of dark fruit married with hints of spice and earth. A harmonious interplay between ripe tannins and a refined acidity ensures that the 1995 Pichon Lalande is not merely approachable in its current state but also continues to hold immense promise for further maturation—and thus holds substantial wine investment allure.

Lauded by connoisseurs, affiliating with this vintage is akin to securing a work of oenological art and a wise portfolio diversification strategy. Wine investors looking to pair gustatory pleasure with fiscal prudence should heed the call of the 1995 vintage—where grace meets gravitas on the verdant banks of the Gironde estuary.


Encapsulating Excellence: Wine Investment Synergy

The finesse captured within each bottle of 1995 Pichon Lalande from Chateau Pichon Lalande articulates a vivid chapter in Bordeaux's narrative. It encapsulates a precise moment when nature's generosity conspired with human talent to create a truly investible wine—both opulent to the palate and robust in storage potential. In seeking out vintages that reflect both quality and longevity, aficionados and investors align under the banner of this remarkable Pauillac expression—a symposium of sensory delight bound in timeless appeal.

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What sumptuous pleasures await those who purchase either the 1996 or 1995 Pichon-Lalande. It is hard to choose a favorite, although the 1995 is a smoother, more immediately sexy and accessible wine. It is an exquisite example of Pichon-Lalande with the Merlot component giving the wine a coffee/chocolatey/cherry component to go along with the Cabernet Sauvignon's and Cabernet Franc's complex blackberry/cassis fruit. The wine possesses an opaque black/ruby/purple color, and sexy, flamboyant aromatics of pain grille, black fruits, and cedar. Exquisite on the palate, this full-bodied, layered, multidimensional wine should prove to be one of the vintage's most extraordinary success stories. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2020. The 1995/1996 vintages are two of the greatest back to back efforts Pichon-Lalande has ever produced, including the 1982/1983 vintages.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 22 February 1998


Tasted at the Chapon Fin restaurant in Bordeaux. I have not tasted this for three of four years. Tasted against the 1996, I don't think it has the breeding or ambition as that vintage, but it is certainly coming into its own. The Cabernet Franc is less pronounced on this bottle, but there remains a savour, dried blood tincture right in the background. The palate is medium-bodied and just a little herbaceous, yet there is undoubtedly sufficient fruit here to render this a very enjoyable Pauillac, armed with that seductive tobacco-tinged finish. Superb

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Mar 2012

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