1982 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 98
  • WS 95
  • IWC 95

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2016
Whilst I enjoyed several bona fide perfect examples of the 1982 Château Pichon Lalande in the late nineties, my most recent encounters imply that these years were its peak. Nevertheless, it remains a brilliant, benchmark... Whilst I enjoyed several bona fide perfect examples of the 1982 Château Pichon Lalande in the late nineties, my most recent encounters imply that these years were its peak. Nevertheless, it remains a brilliant, benchmark wine that continues to give a great deal of pleasure. This bottle, of perfect provenance, was captivating on the nose - still youthful and jam-packed with very pure and intense black and red fruit, mixed with cedar and graphite notes that ebb away as the Merlot component takes over and delivers strawberry and undergrowth scents. The palate retains its exquisite balance thanks to its fine tannin and layers of black, graphite-infused fruit that ease you into its sumptuous finish. It is a long-term wine, so do not be surprised if it continues along its plateau for another 20 years. Why is it not 100 points in my book? Well, compared to the 1982 Latour, it does not possess that same level of precision or length. Yet the bottom line is that both wines represent fabulous, era-defining contributions to this legendary vintage, and both continue to offer profound expression of Pauillac at its peak. Tasted February 2016. - Neal Martin
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 1998
A voluptuous red. Very dark ruby-garnet. Aromas of currant meat and berries. Full-bodied and velvety with lovely ripe berry and earth and a long ripe finish of caressing texture. This has always been a great wine...
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2002
Deep red-ruby color. Liqueur-like aromas of currant cedar lead pencil truffle and smoked meat. Magically sweet and silky in the mouth with superb depth of flavor and a complete absence of rough edges. A huge wine with... Deep red-ruby color. Liqueur-like aromas of currant cedar lead pencil truffle and smoked meat. Magically sweet and silky in the mouth with superb depth of flavor and a complete absence of rough edges. A huge wine with utterly compelling sweetness and great terroir character. Powerful if somewhat unrestrained. Finishes ripely tannic long and sweet. Many tasters still rank this among their two or three favorites of the vintage. Drink now to 2015.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 1982