1996 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WA 96
  • WS 92

Reviews for 1996 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux Blend

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 1999
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... 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.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 1999
Black color with intense Cabernet aromas of blackberries and currants and hints of mint. Full-bodied and very firm with silky tannins and a long flavorful and caressing finish. A racy and well-structured Pichon-Lalande...