Pichon Lalande 2007
Tasting Notes Pichon Lalande 2007
Tasted blind at the 2007 Bordeaux horizontal in Southwold. I must admit that I am not a great fan of this vintage for Pichon-Lalande, which should be better. The 2007 has a rather leafy bouquet with raspberry, blackberry and a touch of tobacco, although it would benefit from more vigour. The palate is medium-bodied with a spicy entry, not a wine of great breeding but there is good depth of flavour, although the finish is a little linear and one-dimensional. Fine, if you can abide by a little greenness. Tasted January 2011.
Pichon Lalande's 2007 is a seductive, dark ruby/plum-tinged wine displaying sweet cocoa, white chocolate, black currant, and foresty notes, medium body, a velvety texture, and a delicious style. The final blend is 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Drink it over the next decade.