Red

1983 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 1999 - 2015 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 309

  • MaxSiegel Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 5, 2020 - This is benchmark aged Pauillac at a perfect spot for drinking now. Black fruit is still lively and expansive, but the wine has taken on tobacco, truffle, and old book qualities. Silky on the palate and medium-to-long finish. Very Pichon Lalande in its elegance.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Snowryeder Likes this wine: 96 points

    August 8, 2020 - Drinking perfectly now.

  • MattTM wrote:

    June 11, 2020 - DR T̶u̶e̶s̶d̶a̶y Thursday Night Zoom Tasting (Vancouver, BC): Drank blind next to the 1983 Ducru-Beaucaillou. Outstanding nose exploding with cedar and graphite. This screams Pauillac right from the start. Leather, rich black current, and a touch of bell pepper. Softer on the palate yet still retains it's charm. Classic and elegant and exactly what I love about old Claret. A fantastic bottle that was firing on all cylinders tonight. No need to wait on these

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Nanda wrote: 95 points

    May 16, 2020 - An incredible bottle that is still at peak. So fresh yet so layered and complex. Classic PLL.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Moonie Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 9, 2020 - Almost two years since the last bottle. The wine is in a perfect place. Agree with the notes of the last taster.

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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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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2013, Issue #47, The 1983 Bordeaux Vintage: Superb Quality Forever in the Long Shadow of 1982

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  • By Richard Jennings
    12/11/2013 (link) 93 points

    (Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande) Dark red violet color; tobacco, smoke, dried tobacco nose; tasty, mature, tobacco, tar, cedar, pepper palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/30/2013 (link) 89 points

    (Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande) Bricking, nearly opaque red violet color; mature, coffee, olive, brett nose; mature, green olive, very tart currant, sour cherry, green bean palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/29/2010 (link) 94 points

    (Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande) Mushroom, herbaceous, pencil lead nose; tasty, elegant, tart black fruit, pencil lead palate with depth; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/30/2008 (link) 89 points

    (Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande) dark red violet color with pale meniscus; light beef jus with green notes on nose; tart lamb jus, bone marrow, tart currant; medium finish

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  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2005 (link) 18 points

    (Chateau Pichon-Lalande Pauillac) Mature hue. Smoky, meaty, coffee-toffee nose. Ripe, intriguing, superb. What a seductive and sexy palate; luscious plumpness, with spice and fruitcake and chocolate-smothered plums. Ripe, full, and so drinkable. This is gorgeous - it has Pichon written all over it. Should drink well for another five or six years at least.

  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2003 (link) 18.5 points

    (Chateau Pichon-Lalande Pauillac) Another darkly coloured wine. A wonderful nose, which is intense and powerful, inviting one to taste. Aromas of dark fruit and minerals, with chocolate, mocha and even a touch of toffee. Powerful, rich and sweetly textured on the palate, but still with fine, crisp, mineral-edged fruit. Again, wonderfully balanced acidity. Fantastic stuff.

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2000 (link) 18 points

    (Chateau Pichon-Lalande Pauillac) A moderately intense mahogany-purple hue. A superb, classic, smoky, pencil lead mature claret nose that sings Pichon-Lalande. The palate is fruit-laden, with toffee notes and a superbly textured, creamy body. The tannins are integrating and there is lovely, balanced acidity. Finishes beautifully, with length. Absolutely lovely wine.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1983
  • 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 50 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,481 (62%)
  • Consumed 1,481 (37%)

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Community Recommendations

Lamb, mushrooms and steak, Osso Bucco, Sweetbreads

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