Pichon Lalande 1997
Tasting Notes Pichon Lalande 1997
Tasted at the Fine Wine Experience's Pichon-Lalande vertical in London. This has a little more definition on the nose than the 1991. Blackberry, a touch of bilberry, a little iodine, lovely definition although note complex
This hedonistic, luscious, sexy, opulently-textured Pichon-Lalande is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, and 5% Cabernet Franc. Exhibiting a dark ruby color with purple nuances, it is open-knit, with plentiful quantities of roasted herbs, smoky oak, vanillin, and creamy black currant fruit. A lush texture, low acidity, and an accessible, velvety-textured style will have many admirers. Consume it over the next decade.