Red

1986 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 2004 - 2020 (Edit)
CT92.8 657 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 577

  • Hanover Likes this wine: 95 points

    September 30, 2022 - beautiful nose on opening difficult cork. decanted 4 hours, big body, tobacco hints, long finish.

  • ElAzul Likes this wine: 96 points

    July 12, 2022 - This wine keeps on giving. The cork was removed by ah-so puller, wet to almost the top. But the wine body was fabulous. Cedar and forest floor nose initially after just a miniscule touch of Bordeaux funk. Over time black currant and blackberry fruit nose. The palate was initially very restrained even after decant. But after two hours the tannin was smooth and BlackBerry fruit peaked through. it was even more impressive 24 hours after open with the almost sweet tannin providing a wonderful backbone to the fruit. I saved about 6 ounces for a taste after 48 hours open and the wines multilayered complexity really showed with blackberry, black current and cedar blending harmoniously and a 5-10 second finish lingering on the tongue. This is first class wine. It will be good 10 years from now if kept well but it is already in a wonderful drinking window as this as good or better than the last bottle I opened in 2018.

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  • bgriffi1 Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 3, 2022 - Not as good as previous bottle - but did not give appropriate time to open up. A lot of sweet fruit up front which faded as the wine got more air. Last few sips were the best.

  • iainlo@gmail.com Likes this wine: 90 points

    June 30, 2022 - Brought this bottle to a michelin starred restaurant in London, they broke the cork and half dropped back in the bottle, causing them to decant and filter (urgh!!) the wine. Dinner was protracted and the wine was served three hours later, warmer than ideal!

    Nose was promising, red fruits, pencil shaving and hints of coffee/chocolate but the palate was underwhelming. It lack intensity and vibrancy. Not sure if it was because of the filter and decanting combination, or just a poor bottle (given cork condition). Luckily (or not) there are 11 bottles remaining from this parcel i bought at Christies

  • bgriffi1 Likes this wine: 96 points

    June 24, 2022 - Just amazing. 36 years young. Nice balance of fruit and tannin and color surprisingly deep still.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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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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Vinous

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

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2016, Issue #64, Comparing the 1981 Claret Vintage at Age Thirty-Five And the 1986 Bordeaux Vintage At Age Thirty

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Decanter

  • By Ian D'Agata
    Ian D'Agata's top 12 wines showing Pauillac's varied appeal, 10/9/2014 (link)

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  • By John Kapon
    Bordeaux Horizontals, 5/11/2009

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The World of Fine Wine

  • March 2009, Issue #23 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    11/9/2014 (link) 94 points

    (Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande) Bricking dark red violet color; lifted, aromatic, tart red currant, very tart raspberry, cedar nose; tasty, silky textured, youthful, tart red currant, tart raspberry puree, cedar palate with firm, sweet tannins and near medium acidity; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    7/10/2009 (link)

    (Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande) Corked

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/30/2008 (link) 93 points

    (Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande) Cherry red color with pale meniscus; big tobacco and tart red fruit nose; tobacco, tight, tart currant, leather and mineral palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/17/2007 (link) 92 points

    (Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande) Nice subtle leather nose; tasty, tart red fruit, tobacco; medium finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/2/2003 (link) 89 points

    (Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande) Very reticent nose; tight, tart cherry, cedar, coffee palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1986
  • 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 000000057080, 000004036760, 080732138011, 088388640001, 714153023150

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 100 (1%)
  • In Cellars 7,769 (64%)
  • Consumed 4,323 (35%)

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Community Recommendations

Duck breast, Lam, Ost, Storfe

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98% Like It  128 votes

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