Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2Me Cru Classe, Pauillac Bordeaux 1986 » $629.00 (✔in stock) | Cellarit
Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2Me Cru Classe, Pauillac Bordeaux
Bordeaux
1986
95
1
$629.00

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95 Points Robert Parker

Now at 30 years of age, there is a gulf between the two Pichons in this vintage that no longer exists. The 1986 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande has long been one of the best wines from the estate alongside the 1982 (even if the first bottle was a little oxidized). The second bottle was representative. It has a classic pencil-lead, cedar-infused nose that rockets from the glass, a subtle floral note developing with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple red berry fruit, a pinch of white pepper and cedar, structured compared to coeval vintages and perhaps further along its drinking plateau than previous examples. Certainly à point, I would be reaching for bottles of this now if you cannot locate those 1982s, or alternatively seek out the superlative 1996. This still remains a fine, rather regal Pichon-Lalande. Tasted July 2016.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Neal Martin. December, 2016

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