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1983 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 1999 - 2016 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 344

  • blanquito wrote:

    January 17, 2023 - Classic Comtessa, with an exotic, flashy bouquet showing dark fruits, barnyard, sous bois, saddle leather and the signature minty-wintergreen topnote. Resolved, silky palate with a good density of cassis and cedar. Popped and poured and this got stronger after ah hour or more of air. 94 pts.

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  • rocknroller wrote: 94 points

    December 29, 2022 - Talking Bordeaux (The Kenwood, Mpls, MN): Very dark red plus color, 5mm transition. PNP, drank a glass over 2 hours. What a treat to get to drink this wine twice in a week. This was fantastic, if not quite as good as Candie's bottle then. This bottle showed more dark fruit than red; tart cassis and black raspberry, velveteen texture, round and plush, coarse pencil, leafy, black cherry, full bodied and long it comes off somewhat youthful for its age. Lovely.

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  • rocknroller wrote: 95 points

    December 22, 2022 - Dinner with Dad: Aged Napa, Bordeaux & Don Saunders (Rocknroller's (Kevin & Vicki's Place)): Very dark red/purple color with a 2mm clear edge. PNP, drank a glass over 90 minutes. This was a last minute addition graciously added by Candie to back up the '85 Margaux that was not correct. Pichon is always one of those wines that can exceed even the high expectation I have for it. This was so bright and vivacious, great fruit, cassis but with tons of red fruits, berries, really lifted and elegant as it so often is. Together with the '83 Mouton it made for a wonderful pair of 83's. I give a slight edge to the Pichon for the great energy and strong vein of red fruit. 95 to maybe even 96pts.

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  • chablis28 wrote: 95 points

    December 22, 2022 - Dinner with Wayne at Kevin's. Local Twin Cities beloved Chef Don Saunders killed it for our crew at Kevin's place. 11 of us were treated to a night with Kevin's spry 91yr old dad who delighted everyone! Wayne Loves Cabernet & BDX so we had some potentially monumental reds to compliment a great night while 30 below MN temps whipped at the door. Thanks Kevin! WB,KB,VB,CV,DD,JV,BB,ML,LI,CS & SS. Candace's generous rescue replacement btl for the flawed '85 Margaux. PnP and showed astonishing well in glass w/o much air. Another terrific '83 with marvelous Pauillac markers of; cigar ash, lead pencil & dark fruit. Palate largely echoed the nose along with mineral, earth & underbrush. Thanks Candace!

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • brooklynguy wrote: flawed

    December 11, 2022 - Not corked, but flawed - weedy, maybe some sort of bacterial thing.

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

    (Pichon-longueville Comtesse De Lalande Pichon-longueville Comtesse De Lalande Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jane Anson
    Bordeaux comparison: 1982 v 1983, 7/5/2018 (link)

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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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  • March 2009, Issue #23 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
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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

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 38 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,714 (61%)
  • Consumed 1,700 (38%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Lamb, mushrooms and steak, Osso Bucco, Sweetbreads

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97% Like It  64 votes

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