Chateau Pichon Lalande 1983 Paulliac
9/95. Bought in auction Feb-95 for $55 (imported from Chicago for $66 net).
Further progress down the road of Bordeaux education. This very famous wine
tonight at Friday night dinner that consisted of smoked roast-beef, Italian
prosciutto with melon, bacon-wrapped asparagus - all that for first course.
Rib eye steak with potatoes baked with shredded olives & mushroom for
main-course, cheese plate and figs for dessert.
COLOR: Dark red, only slightly paling towards the rim. Very bright, and
brilliant color. Almost transparent.
NOSE: Extremely profound bouquet of black-currents. Usual Bordeaux pencil-tip
nose almost totally missing (I like that < g >). Very slight but noticeable
Rhone-like tones. Beautiful harmonious fragrant and enticing bouquet.
TASTE: Tons of rich and succulent fruit. The wine develops in the mouth with hints of licorice towards the finish. Very soft tannins add a touch of
elegance to this very charming but not so huge wine.
LENGTH: Medium-long (about 30 sec) but excellent aftertaste.
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Medium-light body. Perfect balance between all elements.
Exactly 'en point' for my taste. Fruit still in abundance, but qualities of
matureness like smoothness, harmony and leather tones to top the sheer
OVERALL: An excellent+ wine. A pleasure to taste on its own, but even better with
the meat-based dinner.
MARK: 17+/20.aaaaaaaaBUY MORE? Yes.
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