1988 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac, France 750ml

1988 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac, France 750ml

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$225.00
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Pairing
Beef and Venison
Standard Bottle (750 mL) 1 unit available

 

Tasting notes
"One of the stars of the vintage, the 1988 has evolved beautifully. Dark ruby, with a full-intensity bouquet of black plums, herbs, and currants, a silky smooth texture, and full body, it is one of the most highly extracted wines of the vintage."
"Aromas of black olive, blackberry and currant. Complex and fascinating. Full-bodied, with soft and velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Pretty and satisfying."
Tasted at the Fine Wine Experience?s Pichon-Lalande vertical in London. This has an attractive, slightly austere, leafy nose with tobacco, graphite, cedar and a touch of earthiness coming through. That graphite scent becomes more intense with time. The palate is medium-bodied, very well balanced, masculine but a nice sense of tension. Touches of burnt toast, savoury fruits and sour cherry towards the finish. A sense of elegance here, paradigmatic of a great austere 1988. Bon vin! Drink now-2022. Tasted December 2008.

Producer

Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse

The Bordeaux of Pauillac is known for stark power, but one of the region’s most notable estates, Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (commonly referred to as Pichon Lalande or Pichon Comtesse) diverges from this trend to produce wines that the French typically describe as “feminine” and “sensuous.”