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1991 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 1998 - 2012 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 22

  • Beaunedoc Likes this wine: 96 points

    January 23, 2023 - Practically perfect in every way. It could have had more weight, but it was absolutely gorgeous. It is elegant and balanced. Each glass was better than the former. It is classic Pauillac. I would like to point out that this a 30+ year old wine from an unheralded vintage that showed no fatigue whatsoever. If you should have the good fortune to taste this wine, remember that it is a relic. It is a wine from a time when global warming was not considered an issue, but obtaining adequate ripeness for quality wine every year could be. Also consider that it is a mere 12.5% alcohol, spot on for classic claret. It is a wine from a bygone era.

  • Sean Tay Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 27, 2022 - Pronounced nose with spices, herbal, rustic, forest floor, sandal wood. Medium acidity and medium tannin. Tannin is smooth.

  • doug374 Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 27, 2020 - A goood wine from an average vintage. Well made and aging gracefully. Ready to drink, with 10+years ahead.

  • evold89 wrote: 92 points

    July 17, 2019 - Ruby red, and still quite youthful color with a purplish tint. Very good rim density.

    This wine has a wonderful bouquet. Excellent and deep nose offering up the smell of cassis and a bit of raspberry fruits. The fruit gets some nice backing by the earthy elements as well. Leather and touch of chocolate most present, but a dash of cigar box and tobacco presents itself as well. It seems that this wine has a floral element (not sure what) yielding a wine with a slightly more feminine touch.

    On the palate this wine is very smooth. Quite mellow and “sweet” with good fruit and fully resolved tannins. Very well balanced wine. Good length and a fair amount of complexity, but lacking some for those higher scores.

    Not sure why some critics would say drink up in 09, but I believe I would have disagreed respectfully. Must say this was a positive surprise (did expect more 89/90p), and I believe this was an exceptionally good bottle of ‘91 Lalande (prestine condition). This bottle drank beautifully now and is somewhere in its prime drinking window.

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  • Matthesen Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 26, 2019 - Compared my my recent tastings of 1981, 1984, and 1987, this is a much more robust wine.

    Med red core with bricking -- but still looking quite youthful if not young. Nose showing nice black fruit, graphite, cigar box complexity with a purity. Palate shows nice balance with fully mature slightly gritty tannin. Finish is a bit short. Quite pleasant wine to drink now. By no means a blockbuster but also not dead yet.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1991
  • 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 080732138011

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 217 (60%)
  • Consumed 142 (40%)

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