Red

1986 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 494

  • Richard P Howden Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 18, 2019 - Wide open and delicious. Rich nose of leather, earth, minerals and red fruit. Still some cherry fruit on the earthy silky dry palate. Very silky smooth, great balance and very long. In a great place.

  • Nels+ Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 17, 2019 - Grosses Aromaspektrum mit viel Sekundär- und Tertiäraromen aber noch immer etwas Frucht nach 33 Jahren. Intensiv, langanhaltend und keinesfalls müde.
    BoW 18.5/20

  • dream wrote: 89 points

    September 15, 2019 - The sixth wine of 14 vintages of PL back to ‘61 courtesy of Mark Golodetz. I continue to be disappointed by this wine and it showed rather awkward and strict compared to most other vintages with firm tannins not much complexity. There is depth underneath so perhaps it just needs more time but to me it was an ugly duckling in the line-up tonight. A perfect bottle as they all were tonight but it was easily trumped by the ‘88 alongside. 89?

  • hprphf Does not like this wine:

    September 5, 2019 - Smells like old newspaper… NR

  • rmodak wrote: 94 points

    August 25, 2019 - Drinking at mid peak currently. Nose delivers cassis, plums, pencil lead and a hint of green herbs. Mouthfeel is velvety, medium bodied with lovely mature fruit, resolved tannins and long finish. Very regal and elegant classic Bordeaux without a hint of rusticity. Double decanted 4 hours prior to drinking.

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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

    (Château Pichon-Lalande) Subscribe to see review text.

Decanter

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

    (Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

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

    (Pichon Lalande) Subscribe to see review text.

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 000004036760, 080732138011, 088388640001, 714153023150

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 60 (1%)
  • In Cellars 6,915 (66%)
  • Consumed 3,451 (33%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Duck breast, Lam, Ost, Storfe

Who Likes This Wine

97% Like It  100 votes

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