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    Chateau Pichon Lalande 1986
    Pauillac
    2bn, owc
    Bottle (12)
    "The 1986 is the most tannic, as well as the largest-framed Pichon-Lalande in over three decades. Whether it will ultimately eclipse the 1982 is doubtful, but it will be longer-lived. Dark ruby/purple, with a tight yet profound bouquet of cedar, blackcurrants, spicy oak, and minerals, this full-bodied, deeply concentrated, exceptionally well-balanced wine is, atypically, too brawny and big to drink young." (96pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #95, Oct 1994)

    "The 1986 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande has long been one of the best wines from the estate alongside the 1982... It has a classic pencil-lead, cedar-infused nose that rockets from the glass, a subtle floral note developing with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple red berry fruit, a pinch of white pepper and cedar, structured compared to coeval vintages and perhaps further along its drinking plateau than previous examples." (95 pts. Neal Martin, Wine Advocate #228, Dec. 2016)

    "This is the most tannic and backward Pichon-Lalande after 1975 and before 1996. The wine was completely closed down until just recently. The wine shows notes of cedar, black currants, earth, spice box, and licorice, followed by a medium to full-bodied, very concentrated, intense palate with a still noticeable tannic structure, a relatively big, muscular style for Pichon-Lalande." (96 pts. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #95, Oct. 1994)


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    May, 2011
    6th Friday
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