Château Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac

2000 / 750 ml. | Item #: 17141

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Primary Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon | All Grapes: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 6% Cabernet Franc

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Critical Acclaim

RP97 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 1st Apr 2003

"The 2000 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is spectacular, and certainly a noteworthy rival to the 1996, 1995, and even the extraordinary 1982. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, this effort has a dense saturated purple color, a singular/distinctive yet possibly controversial aromatic smorgasbord existing of creme de cassis, vanilla, and violets, but also tapenade and tree bark. No doubt the Petit Verdot has imparted a certain almost olive-like component to the wine’s aromatic profile. As the 2000 sits in the glass, notes of lavender and melted licorice emerge along with the distinctive tapenade aromas interwoven with creme de cassis, espresso roast, and cedar. The wine is full-bodied, with extraordinary purity and a tremendous texture. I suspect this wine will be relatively approachable young but evolve effortlessly. This is a dramatic, almost flamboyant style that is not classic Pauillac in one sense, but a classic wine. Anticipated maturity: 2007–2025." (97 pts.)

SP95+ Wine Spectator Jun 30, 2001

"[Barrel tasting] Mega-Cabernet here. It’s like pure juice. Brutish. Very grapey. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit. Big and tannic. A wild wine." (95–100 pts.)

ST94 Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar May/Jun 2003

"Good full medium ruby. Rather wild aromas of plum, black raspberry, lead pencil, tobacco, minerals and roasted game. Sweet, thick and complex, with very ripe, mellow flavors of black raspberry, truffle, roasted herbs, espresso and tobacco. Will rely more on its firm tannins than its rather soft, harmonious acids for longevity. This very persistent wine may be starting to shut down in the bottle, but it displays the lovely penetrating sweetness of the year." (94 pts.)

WS92 Wine & Spirits December 1, 2003

"The aristocratic structure is there, even if this wine shows youthfully green — both in the stemminess of the young merlot fruit, and the green edge of the tannin. This is tight and lean in structure, with red fruit that shows plenty of staying power. It’s the red fruit that lasts now, and will last as it ages. Staunchly Bordelais, this shows great length and harmony." (92 pts.)

Bordeaux

Bordeaux is known the world over for its exceptional wines, particularly red blends made with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes, among others. These Cabernets aren't typically the full-bodied Cabs you get from California, but rather medium-bodied wines that emanate elegance and sophistication.

You'll also find some refreshing Bordeaux whites and, of course, Bordeaux's famous dessert wine, Sauternes.

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France

The French did not invent winemaking. They simply perfected it. For centuries, France has been producing wines that inspire poetry, awe, and wonder; wines that blur the lines between nature, craftsmanship, cuisine and art. These are the wines that inspired cultures around the globe to follow in France’s footsteps, planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Semillon and more.

Yet as often as they are emulated, the magic of their terroirs can never be duplicated. You may taste Cabernet from around the world, but perhaps none as elegant and regal as Bordeaux. You may try Pinot Noir or Chardonnay from various climates, but none with the earth-bound soul and ethereal reach of Burgundy.

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More Information
SKU 17141
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Château Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac
Country France
Region Bordeaux
District Medoc
Product Location - Location-Appellation Pauillac
Package Size 750 ml.
Packaging - Non-Standard and Special N/A
Proof/Alcohol by Volume N/A
Brand Château Pichon-Lalande
Brand URL N/A
Bottles per Case 12
Spirit/Port Style N/A
Vintage 2000
Bin Location N/A
Free Shipping N/A
Critical Acclaim N/A
Premier Pick No
Awards and Accolades N/A
Awards Description N/A
Spec. Designation N/A
Organic Description N/A
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 6% Cabernet Franc
Primary Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Body N/A
Finish N/A
Food Pairing N/A
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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