Advanced search

Marketplace Activity

Community Inventory Summary

Loading Loading....

Market Pricing

Average Retail:
No Data Available
W.Searcher Avg.: No Data Available
W.Searcher Low: No Data Available
W.Searcher High: No Data Available
Avg Auction:
(of 12 listings - 12 months )
$193.80 Details
Date   Listing Low High Avg
Date Merchant Price  
Avg Marketplace:
No Data Available
Date Quantity Sale Price  
Low US Retail is updated twice a month and excludes outlier listings. Detailed listings are sourced daily from our partner, Global Wine Stocks, and may include outliers. Note that you can use the 'Report a problem' link which appears after clicking on any individual listing to notify our content team and partner of incorrect wine matches.
Auction prices are based on actual auction results (inclusive of buyerÂ’s premiums) of 750ml bottle sizes only. As auction prices fluctuate from auction to auction and some wines have limited auction activity, the average auction price is updated twice a month and derived from a proprietary algorithm.

1989 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 »

IWC 93
JR 17.5
WS 94
WA 92
Drink Dates
Comm: 2007-2018 IWC: 2002-2017 WA: 1997-2012
Buy from Vinfolio
750ml $209.00

IWC 93
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 103
Drink Dates 2002-2017

($140-$165) Full, deep red. Flamboyant aromas of cassis, currant leaf, tobacco, herbs and animal fur. Sweet, lush and lively; already showing lovely inner-mouth aromatic character. Finishes long, strong and lively, with firm tannins and slow-mounting persistence. Earlier bottles of this wine appeared to be a bit more exotic, even slightly animal, but this offers a lovely combination of purity and sheer ripeness. Drink over the next 15 years.

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio
JR 17.5
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2004-2015

Very deep crimson with very evolved rim. Tealeaf nose and very ripe. Light nose with clean aromas. Bit soupy but rather rusty nails on the palate. Not the pure bite of the Pichon Barons. Smudgy. Furry tannins. Chewy finish.

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio
WA 92
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 109
Drink Dates 1997-2012

Speaking of superior vintages, Pichon-Lalande's 1989, although not as profound as the 1995, 1994, 1986, 1983, or 1982, is a beautifully made wine. It exhibits a deep ruby/purple color, and a sweet, roasted nose of rich cassis fruit, herbs, and vanilla. Lush and round, this medium to full-bodied, nicely-textured, layered Pichon-Lalande possesses low acidity, outstanding ripeness, and beautiful purity and balance. It is already drinking surprisingly well, so owners should not hesitate to pull a cork. It should continue to offer rich, seductive drinking for another 15+ years.

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio
WS 94
Source Wine Spectator

Voluptuous and velvety. Dark ruby color. Intense aromas of blackberries, fresh mushrooms and dried herbs. Full-bodied, with loads of ripe fruit and velvety tannins. A big, youthful wine that needs time to mellow.--1989 Bordeaux horizontal.

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio
Author marv
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.554%
Tasted On 06/25/2014


I found this useful: Yes | No
Author Stephen G41
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.165%
Tasted On 03/13/2014

More than ready, lots of lead and smoke.

I found this useful: Yes | No
Author Anthony D526
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.052%
Tasted On 05/08/2013
Drink Dates 2001-2022

Consistent notes. Med dark ruby/mahogany red; profound nose of primarily black fruit dominating tobacco & leather notes; similar & very complex flavors, well integrated mature soft tannins; good grip; very complex and long; beautifully balanced; extremely long finish; still vigorous and drinking well now with plenty of life ahead. A GREAT Bordeaux that has kept getting better in bottle!

1 of 1 people found this useful
I found this useful: Yes | No
Author NC
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.232%
Tasted On 02/07/2013
Drink Dates 2013-2015

Approaching maturity, Pichon-Lalande's1989 has a deep ruby color with absolutely no tannin. Not full bodied but delicately exqusitte! Drink now and love it!

I found this useful: Yes | No
Author Jeff
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.157%
Tasted On 07/01/2010
Drink Dates

Consistent notes

0 of 1 people found this useful
I found this useful: Yes | No
Author Scooter
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.67%
Tasted On 04/11/2010

Drinking nicely now, this is a good but not great example of this wine. Should be good for another 3 years or so.

I found this useful: Yes | No
Author Brad Coelho
Site / Blog Unidentified Appellation Trust Rating 97.154%
Tasted On 06/18/2008
Drink Dates 04/01/2008

This is what it feels like to have reached the top of the mountain folks. The vista is glorious, the weight of the tannic journey has been lifted and the integration of all elements, time and space has overcome the final precipice. Welcome to the peak my lovers of claret, come on in, the water?s just fine! This is as polished and seamless as Bordeaux gets and to me, represents what 'cellaring potential? is all about. Notions of graphite, lilacs, sweet currant fruit and aged tobacco dance to an elegant tune, with nary a rough edge to be found. Deft, and striking on all cylinders, enjoy this beauty now or over the next 5 years.

2 of 2 people found this useful
I found this useful: Yes | No

Sign in (or register) to create a WinePost on this wine.

A flawed bottle may be affected by cork taint, heat (maderized), oxidation, or excessive sulfur. Additionally, some people consider wines tainted by Brettanomyces (Brett), a non-spore forming genus of yeast, a flaw although there is much controversy surrounding the subject.
When the Update Twitter checkbox is selected your Tweet will automatically update to Twitter. Your Tweet will take the form 'Tasted [wine name] at [link to VinCellar wine page]'. As much of your tasting note as possible will be appended to the end up to the 140 character Twitter limit.
Record your notes on the aroma and flavor of the wine. Mark your note as private or as public and available to the VinCellar community.
Please enter an abbreviation of up to three characters to identify the source of your review. For example, IWC would be entered as the source to represent a review from Internation Wine Cellar.
Drink date is averaged using VinCellar members' most recent start and end drink date submissions for this wine.