|Commentaire Robert Parker
||A blend of 47% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 7% Petit Verdot, the 1999 Pichon-Lalande is putting on weight as it evolves in cask. The color is a deep ruby with purple nuances. Medium to full-bodied, with a sexy nose of caramel, tobacco, sweet black currants, and spice, it is a silky-textured, seductive effort that may merit an outstanding rating, if it develops more length and mid-palate. It has evolved well over the last year, and is now displaying more of Pichon-Lalande's class and nobility. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2018.