Bordeaux Retrospectives: 2005, 2003 and 2001

Revisiting a string of vintages illustrates the evolution of modern Bordeaux
Bordeaux Retrospectives: 2005, 2003 and 2001
Courtesy of Pichon Longueville Lalande Pichon Longueville Lalande is among Pauillac's elite modern Bordeaux estates.
Jun 11, 2018
Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth reviews 50 Bordeauxs from the 2005, 2003 and 2001 vintages in a blind retrospective tasting. WineSpectator.com members: See all his scores and tasting notes, along with a tasting report on the vintage and its historical context.

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