Chateau Pichon Lalande   Pichon Lalande

2014 Pichon Lalande

By Chateau Pichon Lalande

2014 Pichon Lalande from Chateau Pichon Lalande, Pauillac, Bordeaux

The 2014 Pichon Lalande speaks to the enigmatic charms of the Pauillac appellation with commendable eloquence. This carefully crafted blend emanates from the distinguished terroirs of Chateau Pichon Lalande, an estate that has seen its intricacies and subtleties orchestrated under the watchful eye of a dedicated winemaking team.

 

Dissecting a Formidable Vintage

In the kaleidoscopic tapestry of Bordeaux vintages, 2014 stands out for its vibrancy and resilience. The year is heralded for overcoming a challenging start to bestow upon Pichon Lalande a harvest ripe with potential. The equipoise of weather conditions culminated in a vintage that exudes balance and precision, aspects thoroughly embodied by the 2014 release.

The 2014 Pichon Lalande is an articulate expression of the fortitude and complexity intrinsic to a versatile Bordeaux vintage. It binds the classical robustness of Cabernet Sauvignon with the plush Merlot softness, all the while allowing Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc to contribute their distinctive undertones. Encaspulating this blend is a melody of dark berries, cedar, and subtle spice, underscored by an earthy minerality distinctive to the epoch.

 

An Investment Beyond the Bottle

The savvy wine investor will recognise that the 2014 Pichon Lalande carries attributes that transcend its immediate allure. This vintage embodies an investment opportunity as it promises graceful maturation – a sterling addition to any diversified portfolio.

In partaking in the 2014 vintage from Chateau Pichon Lalande, one savours not only the craft of exceptional winemaking but also becomes custodian to a slice of Bordeaux's storied viticultural narrative.

In summary, investing in the 2014 Pichon Lalande is an exercise in securing part of wine history's future legends, for it demonstrates harmoniously balance and storied elegance - qualities only enhanced with time.

Current market price

HK$10,540.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

73.33

Scores and tasting notes

95

No tasting note available.

Tim Atkin - TimAtkin.com (04/2015)

93-94

No tasting note available.

James Suckling - Jamesuckling.com (04/2015)

93-95

No tasting note available.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate

92-95

No tasting note available.

Wine Spectator - The Wine Spectator

93

The 2014 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande has an expressive bouquet with lively blackberry, cedar, flint and graphite aromas that are not powerful, yet display admirable precision. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, the Merlot content lending this Pauillac its trademark fleshiness and roundness, yet there is clearly structure here (not always a trait of this Pauillac growth). It will develop more complexity and personality with bottle age, but at the moment you can sit back and just admire the cohesion and superb length. Winemaker Nicolas Glumineau has overseen a quite wonderful Pichon-Lalande, one with inbuilt longevity.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 31 March 2017

17

No tasting note available.

Jancis Robinson - JancisRobinson.com

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