An exceptional vintage characterised by a balance between power and finesse. A sappy and silky texture, subtil and fresh red fruits aromas give to this wine a great ageing potential.
Parker : 89 / 100 J. Suckling : 93 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker : The 2005 Pichon Lalande, with its aromatics of cassis, forest floor and earth are followed by a medium-bodied wine that doesn't have quite the length and richness the aromatics suggest. Nevertheless, it is medium-bodied, elegant, and pure, and a classic example for this château. Drink it now as well as over the next 15 or so years. It is showing better than my earlier notes suggest.