Pichon Lalande 1986
Tasting Notes and Scores
Just now emerging from a very clumsy, dormant period, Pichon Lalande's dense ruby/purple coloured 1986 still has the colour of a 4-5 year old wine. This is the most tannic and backward Pichon Lalande after 1975 and before 1996. The wine was completely closed down until just recently. The wine shows notes of cedar, blackcurrants, earth, spice box and liquorice, followed by a medium to full bodied, very concentrated, intense palate with a still noticeable tannic structure, a relatively big, muscular style for Pichon Lalande. Drink now-2015.