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Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Grand Cru Classé

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(1983 Vintage) Wine Advocate Review Rated 94 A stunning wine, Pichon-Lalande's 1983 has been gorgeous to drink for a number of years. It is one of the finest 1983s, especially for a northern Medoc. The color remains a dark ruby/purple, with slight lightening at the edge. The knock-out nose of roasted herbs, sweet, jammy black currants, and pain grille is followed by a full-bodied, gorgeously concentrated and well-proportioned wine with low acidity, plenty of glycerin, and a savory, highly extracted, fleshy read more...Wine Advocate Review Rated 94 A stunning wine, Pichon-Lalande's 1983 has been gorgeous to drink for a number of years. It is one of the finest 1983s, especially for a northern Medoc. The color remains a dark ruby/purple, with slight lightening at the edge. The knock-out nose of roasted herbs, sweet, jammy black currants, and pain grille is followed by a full-bodied, gorgeously concentrated and well-proportioned wine with low acidity, plenty of glycerin, and a savory, highly extracted, fleshy mouthfeel. This has always been one of the stars of the vintage. (Issue: Jan 1998) (hide)

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    still full of fruit; vanilla and plum nose; silky smooth texture ; long finish with hint of tannin stil

    8 months
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    musky oaky dry bouquet decent finish

    almost 6 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: (87-88) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 116 on Apr-98
  • Wine Advocate
    (1995 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate.
  • Wine Spectator
    (1995 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/98
  • Robert Parker
    (2007 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 05/21/2010
  • Robert Parker
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010