Cocoa, strawberry, currant, vanilla, tar, cedar, wet forest soil, a lot of things happen. It's showing a bit of age but certainly not as much as the label shows. The palate is showing a strong acid backbone and this is quite striking here. It must be because of the vintage though. Nice strawberry, currant fruit all along, good width with a thin matter which lays a layer of silk all over the mouth. In mid palate come some rather well integrated tannins, bringing in some energy by disrupting slightly that very silky mouthfeel with a dusty touch. The finish is very long with fruit, vanilla, cocoa and maybe even mocha. Perhaps not the best Pichon Lalande but a very good take on a tough vintage which is still relevant and delivering to this day.
29 years old and kicking! We served it along with a slow cooked lamb leg and beans (traditional Easter meal in my region) and this was a perfect match. Celebrating wifey's birthday in style! — 7 days ago
Great wine, really very enjoyable. Now at good age. — 8 days ago
Wonderful out of the bottle, easy drinking merlot forward. — 25 days ago
Tempting strawberry and vanilla aroma. Well matured tannins, relatively light body with a touch of cranberry — 8 days ago
Delicious BDX. The 16 vintage holds up really well to ‘15. Cassis and layers of red and black fruit. Pool opening today 😎 — 7 days ago
One of my favorites over the past few weeks. — 5 days ago
Totally my style of Bordeaux. Is there can franc at the end? Highly recommended especially for the price. Medium and super elegant — a month ago