Ch. Pichon Lalande (0.75 L)
NM: Tasted at the Fine Wine Experienceí»s Pichon-Lalande vertical in London. The 1986 Pichon Lalande is still looking very youthful. The nose is incredibly backward and surly with smoke, cedar, cigar box, cooked meats with good definition. You could describe it as being rather joyless but it will surely mellow out with further bottling ageing. A touch of liquorice develops with time. The palate is full-bodied, firm tannins, backward, broody, good acidity, crisp black fruits, iodine, and a touch of liquorices, taut with good length. After 22-years this has not entertained the notion of entering it drinking plateau. Hopefully it will mellow out soon ¿C a broad-shouldered, burly Pichon Lalande. Drink 2012-2030. Tasted December 2008.
WA / RP: 94