Red

1986 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 480

  • Ara Kafafian Does not like this wine: 85 points

    March 31, 2019 - Attended a head to head blind tasting of Pichon-Baron VS. Pichon-Lalande. Vintages were as follows for the Pichon-Baron : 1988, 1989, 1990 & 1998, Pichon-Lalande offerings were 1985, 1986, 1988 & 1996. The first blind wine happened to be the 1986 Pichon-Lalande which had a damaged cork. What a shame since the wine had tremendous complexity however, the wet earth, humus and mushroomy notes were overwhelming. Under this state it scored 85, however, I would love to try another bottle.

  • djhammond Likes this wine: 96 points

    March 5, 2019 - This is fast approaching its peak, moving forward significantly in the last 12 months, and is fully ready to drink now. Classic old school Bordeaux it is full of blackcurrant, plum, and old leather. Showing full secondary and tertiary characteristics, there is excellent depth and balance on the palate, and a 30+ seconds finish. Do decant for 4 or 5 hours. 96+

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  • mattiasjansson wrote: 91 points

    February 21, 2019 - 2nd Growth Bordeaux (Boston): Medium-dark red. Tannic. Medium body, medium fruit.

    Some people at the table hypothesized that this is simply still not ready, but if it's not giving more after 33 years I'm wondering if it ever will be "ready."

  • LWI wrote: 95 points

    January 19, 2019 - 1986 Left Bank Bordeaux: Licorice candy eucalyptus (strange), dark fruit; surprisingly big bodied, and a lot of fruit, glorious finish.

    1 person found this helpful Comments (2)
  • GuWin wrote: 94 points

    January 17, 2019 - Bordeaux 1986 Stock, Oslo: Forførende duft med solbær, skogsbær, kryddertoner og støvete kjeller. Veldig rik og strukturert. Delikat, konsentrert og med stor fruktfølelse. Veldig "mørk" frukt, god tanninstruktur. En massiv vin

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

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Vintage Tastings

  • 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 000004036760, 080732138011, 088388640001, 714153023150

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 60 (1%)
  • In Cellars 6,845 (67%)
  • Consumed 3,341 (33%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Duck breast, Lam, Ost, Storfe

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98% Like It  97 votes

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