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1982 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 549

  • Lord of the Bottles Likes this wine: 97 points

    August 7, 2020 - Taken to a country restaurant for our wedding anniversary. Open and expressive at the start. Nose of leather, game meat, underbrush. Focused, complex palate of cherry, morelo cherry, brown sugar, sandalwood, pencil lead. Graphite. Classic Pauillac. Long creamy finish. By the last glass the wine was a little muted (darker fruit and spice with a shorter finish). Supremely balanced and elegant. Not the most powerful nor complex wine I’ve ever drank but oozes class and a fitting way to celebrate. Reminds me of Pichon Baron ‘90 with a touch more class (see my notes). 96-97

  • Cailles wrote: 98 points

    July 22, 2020 - Aged Bordeaux Gems (with Unico/Heitz MV in the mix): Magnum. Tasted double blind. This was the third wine in this double blind flight with the Lynch and Mouton 82s. By then and latest after a sip of this elixir it was clear that we’re talking about Pauillac and the 82 vintage. My guess was that this was the Mouton 82 (which was a weak bottle and hence the weakest in the series). This Pichon was clearly the best wine of the whole tasting and confirmed my impression from other bottles of this wine I’ve had in the past: this is definitely one of the very best 82s. It has everything, elegance and sophistication, sexiness, complexity, precision, length – the complete package. It was a privilege to taste it from magnum to see how this wine must have been when it was younger. 98 points, easily.

    TN: Expressive nose displaying cassis, dark cherries, burnt sugar, herbs and graphite. Intense, precise, sexy and elegant. Same profile on the palate. Masculine, yet sweet. Layered and focused. Wonderful structure with lots of very fine tannins, a perfectly integrated acidity and the right balance between creamy and fresh. Long finish of dark fruit and herbs.

    Decanting: Double decanted only. Good from the get-go.

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  • sirpat007 Likes this wine: 100 points

    July 17, 2020 - Mind. Blowing.
    Goosebumps-type of intensity and incredible depth. A fistful of mushroom, truffle and forest floor right up your nose - with an uppercut. Underneath, dark yet fresh fruit, sweet spices. Some fresh herbs too. On the palate weightless with tannin molten away, still with tension and great structure. This is an easily a 101 score nose. I've been looking for reasons on the palate why this wouldn't be 100 points overall, but had to give up. Had the 82 from magnum recently which was fantastic too, but came across much younger showing less of these beautiful aging aromatics.

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  • pepmi wrote: 94 points

    July 3, 2020 - Oh, what a wonderful experience this wine offered. Sadly, the oldest bottle in my cellar left standing after decades of collecting. At some point, you reach an age when you say to yourself, will I be around to open this bottle 30 or 40 years from now. As life unfolds, my drinking window narrows. So be it.

    Such a beautiful nose on this wine. The color showed its age but not so much that one couldn't imagine what this Pichon was like in its first five to ten years after bottling. Cedar, leather and cherry in the mouth. A finish remarkable for its length and suppleness.

    I may buy a case of the 2015 just to give me one more reason to live until age 100. Beautiful!

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  • sirpat007 Likes this wine: 98 points

    June 27, 2020 - Magnum rarities tasting (Near Basel): This was part of a rarity old wine tasting hosted by a merchant and collector. All (almost) bottles were from magnum and double-decanted. The line-ups was dominated by aged Bordeaux, but also included two vintages of Unico and one from Martha's Vineyard. The undisputed winners were Pichon Lalande 82 and Lynch Bages 82. The most memorable, however, was the Pontet Canet 29 and St Croix Dumonts 21. The Unico (60, 65) were underwhelming as was – once again for me – Mouton 82.

    Tasting note:
    Tasted blind, double decanted, magnum. Beautifully roasted coffee beans, mineral notes coupled with ripe, intense dark cherry and blueberry fruit, mint, menthol and other herbal notes. Soft yet powerful and muscular palate, fresh and fruity and managing to square the circle of tension and power with delineation and elegance all whilst exhibiting laser sharp precision. The winner of this tasting, easily beating Mouton 82.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2020, Issue #85, Catching Up With the 1982 Bordeaux Vintage As It Closes In On Its Fortieth Birthday

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2019, Issue #83, Château Pichon-Lalande The Most Elegant Of the Super Seconds

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  • By Neal Martin
    Two Imaginary Boys: Pichon-Lalande (Aug 2019), 8/1/2019 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    6/11/2019 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    5/3/2019 (link)

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  • By Jane Anson
    Anson's top fine wines of 2016, 12/29/2016 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    7/3/2016 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Vinous Table: Rusty Staub Charity Dinner, New York (Dec 2015), 12/1/2015 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    7/15/2015 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Cellar Favorite: 1982 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (May 2015), 5/1/2015 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/15/2010 (link)

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    '24' in Bordeaux, 1/31/2010

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/17/2009 (link)

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The World of Fine Wine

  • March 2009, Issue #23 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    8/15/2007 (link)

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    1982 Bordeaux Retrospective at Age 25, 5/20/2007

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  • By John Kapon
    Summer Tasting Group News, 8/22/2005

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  • By John Kapon
    Hanging with Mr. Parker and Mr. Squires in Baltimore and D.C, 2/21/2005

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    7/15/2002 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2002, IWC Issue #103 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/28/2002 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/14/2001 (link)

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  • By Jane Anson
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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1921-2016 (Oct 2017) (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    12/12/2010 (link) 95 points

    (Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande) Bricking medium dark red violet color; tobacco, leather, oregano, beef jus nose; tasty, velvety, mature, tobacco, leather, tart plum, tart black fruit palate, very appealing; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/10/2008 (link) 93 points

    (Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande) Bricking dark red violet color; tobacco and tart black fruit nose; black fruit, tobacco and espresso palate; medium-plus finish

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    9/28/2004 (link)

    (Pichon Lalande) A completely tertiary nose of grilled nuts and lots of truffles (white and black). Just crazy. There were also earth and mineral but those truffles were amazing. Great wine.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/20/2003 (link) 94 points

    (Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande) 1982 Bordeaux Tasting - 1st Growths & Super Seconds (Los Angeles, California): Earthy, animal skin, berry, licorice nose; still a little tight, earthy, cherry palate with sweet tannins; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1982
  • 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 Codes 080732138011, 088388640001, 714153023150

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 57 (1%)
  • In Cellars 5,180 (67%)
  • Consumed 2,536 (33%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Bolognese Sauce, lamb, Less marbled steaks, roasted chicken

Who Likes This Wine

99% Like It  114 votes

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