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1988 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 2002 - 2015 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 247

  • Diane (LI) wrote:

    January 9, 2023 - Lovely aromas of dark fruit and lead pencil. The wine showed younger on the nose than in the mouth, where I found dried herbs, lead pencil, and fleeting fruit. Just what I hoped for.

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  • bsinclair Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 6, 2023 - The cork fell in the bottle as I was trying to remove it with a bilame corkscrew. Surprisingly youthful color and a very attractive old Bordeaux nose.
    On the palate typical aromas of leather and pencil lead and a relatively short finish with no noticeable tanins.
    As others have noted, this wine is at the end of its drinking window and should be drunk in the next few years.

  • ETW77 Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 31, 2022 - Losing fruit taste, VG but not exceptional.

  • Mdubnik Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 22, 2022 - From 375ml bottle. Cork was perfect. PnP. Drank over two hours; faded during last 30 minutes. Beautiful on the nose and in the mouth, but better in the mouth than the nose. Still some quality life left. Drank this same bottle from a 750ml almost 2.5 years ago and I rated it a 94, so my opinion is to drink sooner rather than later.

  • djhammond Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 14, 2022 - This was an unexpected gem, which totally outperformed my expectations. After reading reviews from fellow members I decided to decant this for 3 hours, and it transformed the wine from a clumsy rough drinker into a wonderful silky smooth mature Bordeaux. As with the vintage as whole, the wine is fully developed, and indeed could be mistaken for being a decade older. The nose and palate are classic aged Paulliac with smoky notes and aromas of old leather, redcurrant, plum, and tobacco. The depth and balance are excellent, but the finish does display the harshness of the 1988 vintage. This was a great surprise in the middle of the so called wilderness years of the late 1980s and early 1990s for the estate, and also great value for a good mature Bordeaux. 94+

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/19/2011 (link) 90 points

    (Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande) Bricked dark red violet color; mature, roasted meat, beef jus, iodine nose; roasted fruit, smoky, tobacco, roasted meat palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1988
  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 9 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,068 (60%)
  • Consumed 1,390 (40%)

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