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Château Pichon Longueville Lalande Pauillac 2000

$130

This has pronounced bay and cassis bush aromas that impart lots of peppery and herbaceous lift, but this is hardly on the lean side as there's a well of gorgeously pure currant and blackberry fruit notes at the core. The finish is sleek and glistening as an iron note takes over.—Blind 2000 Bordeaux retrospective (December 2015). Drink now through 2028.

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95 Classic character. Intense aromas of currant and minerals follow through to full-bodied palate, with loads of velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Some people find this herbaceous, but it reminds me of a currant bush more than something green. This character is due to a higher percent of Petit Verdot than normal. Muscular Pichon. Best after 2010. —JS

BT Mega-Cabernet here. It's like pure juice. Brutish. Very grapey. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit. Big and tannic. A wild wine. Score Range: 95-98 —JS

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Red Still

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Jun 30, 2016

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon, native to Bordeaux, has thick blue skins, giving the resulting wines plentiful tannins and phenolics and making them particularly ageworthy. Over the past 50 years, Cabernet Sauvignon has spread to all of the New World's major winegrowing regions, and it remains one of France's most important grapes.

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$130

Château Pichon Longueville Lalande Pauillac 2000

This has pronounced bay and cassis bush aromas that impart lots of peppery and herbaceous lift, but this is hardly on the lean side as there's a well of gorgeously pure currant and blackberry fruit notes at the core. The finish is sleek and glistening as an iron note takes over.—Blind 2000 Bordeaux retrospective (December 2015). Drink now through 2028.

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95 Classic character. Intense aromas of currant and minerals follow through to full-bodied palate, with loads of velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Some people find this herbaceous, but it reminds me of a currant bush more than something green. This character is due to a higher percent of Petit Verdot than normal. Muscular Pichon. Best after 2010. —JS

BT Mega-Cabernet here. It's like pure juice. Brutish. Very grapey. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit. Big and tannic. A wild wine. Score Range: 95-98 —JS

Details

Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Jun 30, 2016

Summary

Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon, native to Bordeaux, has thick blue skins, giving the resulting wines plentiful tannins and phenolics and making them particularly ageworthy. Over the past 50 years, Cabernet Sauvignon has spread to all of the New World's major winegrowing regions, and it remains one of France's most important grapes.

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