1979 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande [RP-93pts]


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Tasting Notes:

93 points Wine Advocate

One of the vintage’s high points is the 1979 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, a superb wine that wafts from the glass with notes of blackcurrants, cigar box, loamy soil, truffles and dried herbs. Medium to full-bodied, velvety and enveloping, with a fleshy core of fruit, melting tannins and lively acids, it’s a fully mature, beautifully savory Pauillac that shows no signs of decline from a good cellar. (WK)  (2/2022)

93 points Wine Spectator

A surprise, showing plenty of ripe and exotic fruit for the vintage. Dark-ruby in color, with ripe plum and earth character. Full-bodied, with a long chocolate, berry finish.  (11/1997)

92 points James Suckling

The 1979 vintage is a historical favorite of mine just because a number of pretty wines were made, such as Haut-Brion and Cos d’Estournel, and Bordeaux lovers completely forgot the year. Last night’s bottle was gorgeous still. It was so “clarety” as the British might say. It was fresh and crisp for a red with lots of character on the nose, from lead pencil to berries to spices. It was full-bodied still with firm tannins and a light, refined and delicate finish of currants, and hints of fresh herbs like lemon grass.  (6/2016)

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Storage History:

Always stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar since release.


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Excellent condition.