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1980 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 1995 - 2000 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 27

  • wgilbert3 Likes this wine: 89 points

    January 15, 2023 - Decanted and tried over several hours; eventually improved but not a lot. Seemed a bit thin and acidic; some red fruit started to show up but overall disappointing.
    UPDATE. Bottled up the extra at the end of the evening (air evacuated). Tried 2 nights later and it was a different wine! Now some red fruit, oily notes, even tannins showing up. Almost as good 2 nights later (4 days after initial open). So this baby needs a LOT of time and air!!

  • Mitche11 Likes this wine: 95 points

    May 31, 2022 - Mushroom and leather heavy but has this fresh mint and green pepper nose. Classic Bordeaux. This is so damn good. So complex in the nose. Palate is open and med + tannin and med acid. Best Bordeaux of 2022 so far. Destroying the first growths this year.

  • Cailles wrote: 94 points

    October 12, 2020 - 13x 1980 Birthday Bash: What to expect from a mediocre 1980 vintage in Bordeaux? We tasted Mouton, Lafite, Haut Brion and Pichon Lalande all blind side by side. The Mouton (92 points) and especially the Lafite (89) display some nice tertiary aromatics but are lacking substance, precision and balance (especially on the palate). Haut Brion (95) and Pichon Lalande (94) are beautifully mature with lots of tertiary flavors and surprisingly still plenty of fruit. Both are quite clean, focused and harmonious. Of course the complexity and finesse are not on par with great vintages but still these were quite enjoyable.

    TN: Medium+ intensity on the nose with barnyard, leather and tobacco aromas, dark fruit and cola. Lots of power, more so than the Haut Brion, on the palate but still very soft and harmonious (softest structure of all four wines). A tad less complexity than the Haut Brion but still fairly layered on the palate with sweet dark and dark red berries, lots of superb minty notes, some earthy and fine ageing notes. Good precision and nice fruit driven finish with medium length. At first I scored this beauty in the 96+ point range. As I went back during the evening it showed less impressive with the last glasses rather on a 92/93 point level.

    Decanting: Double decanted 2+ hours before service. This seemed ok for this bottle.

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  • sirpat00 wrote: 95 points

    September 19, 2020 - "You only turn 40 once tasting" (At home): Double-decanted. Slightly leathery, but other than that still fruity and fresh with some sweet candy-type notes that proved highly enjoyable. Round, sweet and incredibly pleasant on the palate as well and a stronger, more muscular and resilient Paulliac than Mouton and Lafite.

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  • brian_r93 Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 5, 2019 - The nose is still alive and with earth, green pepper, and funk. The balance is great the age shows with the lack of acid on the tongue.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1980
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Pauillac
  • UPC Code 088388640001

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 188 (67%)
  • Consumed 91 (32%)

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