Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

Ratings on Delectable

Lee Pitofsky Delectable Pro

After dinner bottle 2 on NYE

After dinner bottle 2 on NYE

9.6

Nick Apone Delectable Pro

1989 Vintage

1989 Vintage

9.3

Daniel McCullough Delectable Pro

Sommelier/Wine Director Oenotri

Checks all the right boxes... Elegant tannins, soft fruit, graphite and leather. A nice treat for a nice night at home.

Checks all the right boxes... Elegant tannins, soft fruit, graphite and leather. A nice treat for a nice night at home.

9.7

Mark Bright Delectable Pro

Partner/Wine Director Saison Restaurant

Classic and delicious, pencil, forest floor, dark fruit

Classic and delicious, pencil, forest floor, dark fruit

9.9

Dr. Owen Bargreen Delectable Pro

The 1989 Chateau Pichon- Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is absolutely extraordinary at this stage in its development. Automatically quite stunning, there are notes of white rose, dark berry compote, leather and smoky undertones take their shape in the glass. Once on the palate this shines with its silky, luxurious texture that entices. A beam of salinity connects with the loaded dark fruit, coffee ground and earthy flavors. Simply gorgeous now, this is nowhere near finished. Enjoy this magical Pichon-Lalande over the next fifteen years. Drink 2019-2035- 97

The 1989 Chateau Pichon- Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is absolutely extraordinary at this stage in its development. Automatically quite stunning, there are notes of white rose, dark berry compote, leather and smoky undertones take their shape in the glass. Once on the palate this shines with its silky, luxurious texture that entices. A beam of salinity connects with the loaded dark fruit, coffee ground and earthy flavors. Simply gorgeous now, this is nowhere near finished. Enjoy this magical Pichon-Lalande over the next fifteen years. Drink 2019-2035- 97

9.7

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

When it comes to my B-day, there is only one fit, an old Pichon Lalande with my Ribeye. As a lover of Bordeaux, these two are my favorite pairing. It’s a very slow walk to the finishline. A small bite of steak and a sip of 89 Pichon Lalande. Then, repeat until finished. I had some concerns about this bottle. A slightly slippery and crumbling cork. The first sip was not bad, but not what you want or are expecting. After some time in the decanter, it really started to shine. On the nose; ripe, ruby, floral cassis, blackberries, dark sweet & sour cherries, baked strawberries, blue fruit hues, dry cranberries, baked rhubarb, saddlewood, soft, used leather, bay leaf, touch of sage, hint of spearmint, eucalyptus, vanilla, cinnamon, crushed dry crushed rock powder, black turned earth, dry brown soil with clay, tobacco leaf and perfumed red florals with violets. The body is full, round and silky. Tannins are well resolved at around 80%. The texture, length, tension and length are in a sweet spot. The fruits are ripe, ruby & expressively floral. Blackberries, dark sweet & sour cherries, baked strawberries, blue fruit hues, dry cranberries, baked rhubarb, saddlewood, soft, used leather, bay leaf, touch of sage, hint of spearmint, eucalyptus, vanilla, cinnamon, crushed dry crushed rock powder, black turned earth, dry brown soil with clay, scorched earth, tobacco leaf and perfumed red florals with violets. The acidity is just a little off but still nice. The finish is divided nearly equally in fruit, earth, florals and herbaceous. It’s very enjoyable but falls just a little short in longer, lingering length. This bottle had good storage, not great. Even so, still has another three to five years ahead. A bottle with excellent storage has another five years beyond this one. Photos of; the backside of Pichon Lalande, angled terrace view of their vines right next to Latour, my steak & twice baked potato (so good) and CEO Nicolas Glumineau.

When it comes to my B-day, there is only one fit, an old Pichon Lalande with my Ribeye. As a lover of Bordeaux, these two are my favorite pairing. It’s a very slow walk to the finishline. A small bite of steak and a sip of 89 Pichon Lalande. Then, repeat until finished. I had some concerns about this bottle. A slightly slippery and crumbling cork. The first sip was not bad, but not what you want or are expecting. After some time in the decanter, it really started to shine. On the nose; ripe, ruby, floral cassis, blackberries, dark sweet & sour cherries, baked strawberries, blue fruit hues, dry cranberries, baked rhubarb, saddlewood, soft, used leather, bay leaf, touch of sage, hint of spearmint, eucalyptus, vanilla, cinnamon, crushed dry crushed rock powder, black turned earth, dry brown soil with clay, tobacco leaf and perfumed red florals with violets. The body is full, round and silky. Tannins are well resolved at around 80%. The texture, length, tension and length are in a sweet spot. The fruits are ripe, ruby & expressively floral. Blackberries, dark sweet & sour cherries, baked strawberries, blue fruit hues, dry cranberries, baked rhubarb, saddlewood, soft, used leather, bay leaf, touch of sage, hint of spearmint, eucalyptus, vanilla, cinnamon, crushed dry crushed rock powder, black turned earth, dry brown soil with clay, scorched earth, tobacco leaf and perfumed red florals with violets. The acidity is just a little off but still nice. The finish is divided nearly equally in fruit, earth, florals and herbaceous. It’s very enjoyable but falls just a little short in longer, lingering length. This bottle had good storage, not great. Even so, still has another three to five years ahead. A bottle with excellent storage has another five years beyond this one. Photos of; the backside of Pichon Lalande, angled terrace view of their vines right next to Latour, my steak & twice baked potato (so good) and CEO Nicolas Glumineau.

9.2

Nick Davis Delectable Pro

Sexy, fruit, showing 10-years younger.

Sexy, fruit, showing 10-years younger.

9.4

James Parker Huston, CWE Delectable Pro

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

Wow. Tons of fruit left on this beast. Called 89 Leoville Les Cases blind.

Wow. Tons of fruit left on this beast. Called 89 Leoville Les Cases blind.

9.7

Matt Duncan Delectable Pro

Marked by brett, but vibrant nonetheless. Bing cherry, coco nib, menthol. Good length holding in after 27 years!

Marked by brett, but vibrant nonetheless. Bing cherry, coco nib, menthol. Good length holding in after 27 years!

9.2

Tom Kobylarz Delectable Pro

The third wine of the group was a 1989 Pichon Lalande, the cross street neighbor of Pichon Baron that also lies just north of Chateau Latour on the Gironde estuary side of the D2. The Lalande was also in great shape, with very good density and viscosity, it was a soild wall of mature black fruits like currant, bing cherry, and blackberry, with hints of mint and smoke. Texturally it was full-bodied and mouthfilling, with ripe & fleshy tannin, a dense, long finish.

The third wine of the group was a 1989 Pichon Lalande, the cross street neighbor of Pichon Baron that also lies just north of Chateau Latour on the Gironde estuary side of the D2. The Lalande was also in great shape, with very good density and viscosity, it was a soild wall of mature black fruits like currant, bing cherry, and blackberry, with hints of mint and smoke. Texturally it was full-bodied and mouthfilling, with ripe & fleshy tannin, a dense, long finish.

9.1

Location

  • 148 Chambers Street
    New York, NY 10007

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10am-9pm
    Sunday: 12pm-7pm

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