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1988 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Pauillac - Red - Second Growth

France - Bordeaux - Pauillac

Red Bordeaux Blend - Second Growth
Producer Notes

Chateau Pichon Lalande, known as one of the greatest Bordeaux vineyards, has been maintained by the same family for more than 250 years. Located in Pauillac, it was deemed a Second Growth wine estate during Bordeaux Classification of 1855. Its location between the Gironde estuary and the Atlantic Ocean is ideal for growing grapes. These two masses of water help keep the air moving, which reduces... More »

Score
92
Drink Dates
VF: 1994-2008
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Author Anthony D526
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99%
Tasted On 08/01/2014

Good color; lovely nose of black fruit, cigar box, and spices; refined and complex on the palate; soft integrated tannins - not the austerity of the typical 1988 Bordeaux; not a powerful wine but classy. Fully mature but will continue to drink well for several more years. Now to 2018.

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Author Thanos
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.487%
Tasted On 11/29/2013

aromas of dried fruit, ascerbic flavors

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Author Elsen
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 91.304%
Tasted On 12/06/2012

Acidez bem equilibrada, taninos suaves, agradável. Frutado, lembrando mais frutas tipo berries... muito elegante, corpo tipo médio. Vou comprar mais!

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Author Martin Wong
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 82.407%
Tasted On 08/08/2012
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Author Tato
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.608%
Tasted On 12/31/2008

Ruby in color. High rim variation. Medium legs. Black currant (cassis), Forest floor. Mushroom. Full bodied. Round texture. Medium finish.

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Author Jlc1283
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 10/29/2008
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