1986 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 375ML

  • WS 97
  • WA 95

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WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 1997
One of the big surprises of the tasting. Superbly structured with breathtaking aromas of plums chocolate and berries that follow through on the palate. Full-bodied with full tannins and a long alluring finish...
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2016
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... 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. - Neal Martin
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 1986