Pichon Lalande 1996

Current Market Price: £2,400.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Pichon Lalande, Pichon Lalande, 1996

Tasting Notes Pichon Lalande 1996

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Tasted at the Chapon Fin restaurant in Bordeaux. This remains my benchmark Pichon Lalande in recent years. It is that essence of untrammelled Cabernet Sauvignon that governs the bouquet: blackberry, cigar box, cedar and a touch of mint – pure Pauillac heaven. The palate is a little foursquare on the entry, but there is also an unerring symmetry that is utterly captivating. What is more, one feels that it has barely started to flex its “muscles”. Tasted September 2011.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Mar 2012
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The 1996 Pichon-Lalande is just as awesome from bottle as it was from multiple cask tastings. For Pichon-Lalande, the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon is atypically high. This wine normally contains 35-50% Merlot in the blend, but the 1996 is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot. Only 50% of the estate's production made it into the grand vin. The color is a saturated ruby/purple. The nose suggests sweet, nearly overripe Cabernet Sauvignon, with its blueberry/blackberry/cassis scents intermixed with high quality, subtle, toasty new oak. Deep and full-bodied, with fabulous concentration and a sweet, opulent texture, this wine was singing in full harmony when I tasted it in January. Given the wine's abnormally high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, I would suspect it will close down. It possesses plenty of tannin, but the wine's overwhelming fruit richness dominates its personality. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2025.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #122 April 1999

Pichon Lalande Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Pichon Lalande 2018 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,590.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2017 Chateau Pichon Lalande £977.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2016 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,550.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2015 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,250.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2014 Chateau Pichon Lalande £880.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2013 Chateau Pichon Lalande £890.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2012 Chateau Pichon Lalande £970.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2011 Chateau Pichon Lalande £990.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2010 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,390.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2009 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,478.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2008 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,040.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2007 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,073.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2006 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,139.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2005 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,250.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2004 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,080.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2003 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,338.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2002 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,177.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2001 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,370.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2000 Chateau Pichon Lalande £2,316.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 1999 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,200.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 1998 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,150.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 1997 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,111.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 1996 Chateau Pichon Lalande £2,400.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 1995 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,990.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 1990 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,480.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 1989 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,800.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 1986 Chateau Pichon Lalande £2,004.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 1982 Chateau Pichon Lalande £7,000.00 12x75cl