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1990 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 »

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86
Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2010 VF: 1998-2008
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Author Rutiger
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.361%
Tasted On 07/15/2012

Sublime

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Author Johnnymd
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.574%
Tasted On 03/29/2012

Not as bad as reviewed,....but not particularly good for a wine taking up space in the cellar all these years.

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Author Katz Randy
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Tasted On 03/11/2011

Excellent bottle. Nothing wrong here.

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Author Walter Z
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.95%
Tasted On 05/08/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2010

Light and insipid. Had several times from different cellars.

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Author DrinkBeHappy
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.222%
Tasted On 12/20/2009
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Author Robert S662
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.387%
Tasted On 10/14/2009
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Author swimmer
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.51%
Tasted On 05/03/2009

Fascinating... On reading reviews evidently a very controversial wine so was skeptical when opening. Did not disappoint- nice fruit and balance, not tannic but clearly needs to be drunk over near term.

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Author LJLAnesthesia
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 80%
Tasted On 04/29/2009
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Author Spike
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 78.333%
Tasted On 08/12/2008
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Author Brad Coelho
Site / Blog Unidentified Appellation Trust Rating 97.154%
Tasted On 06/18/2008
Drink Dates 04/01/2008

It baffles me how such an opulent vintage, married with a top tier producer, produces such a light weight wine? Just as we admire renowned producers in off vintages (see the Lafleur notes), we really do slap them with lofty expectations in years such as this. When they don'tproduce, we (read, me) tend to criticize an otherwise decent effort. While the aromatics are off the charts, brewing w/ a cornucopia of smoked beef, caramel, underbrush and dense currant fruit, the body of the wine is quite disappointing to me. Light, a tad weedy and angular in fashion, there is a decent mineral tone that becomes austere and clipped on the wine?s introverted finish.

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