Red

1978 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 1993 - 2009 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 152

  • pavel_p wrote: flawed

    October 22, 2020 - Top shoulder fill but cork sunk in a fair bit. Managed to get cork out with Durand as usual. Very clean color in the glass, transparent garnet, barely any bricking towards the translucent rim. Plenty of sous bois however both on nose and palate, likely picked up from the cork. Gains weight with more and below the sous bois there is a round and smooth Bordeaux with still good weight. NR

  • JonnyG Likes this wine: 91 points

    October 15, 2020 - 2009 Bordeaux Night (plus some nice bonus wines) (A Pristine, COVID-Safe Setting Somewhere in Los Olivos): Adding a truly mature Bordeaux after three flights of 2009s was a good idea, and this wine did not disappoint. Notes of smoke, ash and muted herbs. The fruit was a bit dried out, but still present, and the wine took on weight over time, providing a really instructive and pleasurable experience.

  • dave747400 wrote: 97 points

    September 24, 2020 - VTS fill. Cork coloured the along its whole length, but extracted in one piece. Little sediment. Wide tawny margin on decanting with fabulous, classic Pauillac scents. First sip after decanting, sweet & light, tannins completely subsumed, lovely fresh acidity. Medium length, but that freshness persists wonderfully across the palate. Very classy, but this bottle is in the 'Drink Up' phase of it's life... 93 points.
    ...Or so I thought.
    Two hours in the decanter and everything has been turned up to 11. The previously inconspicuous tannins have firmed up beautifully, complementing the fresh acidity and fabulously intense flavours across the whole palate. Ethereal weightlessness. Tiny sips are enough to fill the senses.
    Possibly the most beautiful wine I have ever had. 97 points

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  • Moonie Likes this wine: 95 points

    July 10, 2020 - Following a bottle consumed in March of 2019, this was also excellent. Good fruit, cedar and leather notes, and some nice acidity backing up everything. What more can you ask for in a 42-year old bottle of Bordeaux?

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  • Jokermac Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 11, 2020 - Acquired by auction. Garnet to brick red color at core with some bricking at rim; clear, semi opaque. Initially secondary characteristics on the nose, vegatle, graphite, truffle, earthy, cedar. A long raspberry, plum, and tobacco leather on the finish; good tannins.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1978
  • 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 088388640001, 714153023150

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 11 (1%)
  • In Cellars 861 (65%)
  • Consumed 460 (35%)

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Community Recommendations

alone, lamb, red deer, steak

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