Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1988Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1988
9.4 out of 10 based on 46 user ratings.

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1988

9.446 ratings on Delectable

Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

It needed an hour decant to come around and blow off the barnyard funk. After that, elegance, ruby blue and red soft fruits; blueberries, bright cherries, fresh juicy strawberries, some cooked green bell early on that gradually faded, steeped tea, soft saddlewood & minerality, a touch of easy wet black earth, pebbles. The 88 has all the classic characteristics and elegant finish one comes to expect from Pichon Lalande. Not their best but pretty darn good on Christmas Eve into Christmas. Merry Christmas all!!!

It needed an hour decant to come around and blow off the barnyard funk. After that, elegance, ruby blue and red soft fruits; blueberries, bright cherries, fresh juicy strawberries, some cooked green bell early on that gradually faded, steeped tea, soft saddlewood & minerality, a touch of easy wet black earth, pebbles. The 88 has all the classic characteristics and elegant finish one comes to expect from Pichon Lalande. Not their best but pretty darn good on Christmas Eve into Christmas. Merry Christmas all!!!

9.1

Remi Barrett Delectable Pro

Fun times at the La Sirena/Amuse Bouche holiday lunch!

Fun times at the La Sirena/Amuse Bouche holiday lunch!

8.8

Jeff Stewart Delectable Pro

Private Collections Wine Director

Really never disappoints. Balanced fruit. Well priced

Really never disappoints. Balanced fruit. Well priced

9.3

Joshua Thomas Delectable Pro

Wine Director/Sommelier Prospect Restaurant SF

Rich and delicious

Rich and delicious

9.3

Brian DiMarco Delectable Pro

Cigar tamer

Cigar tamer

9.4

Shay Aldriedge

Today, I get to celebrate 29yrs of being alive. Figured a while back that I'd like to have a birth year wine at some point, and with Napa not being a great vintage for 1988, I searched for Bordeauxs. Many thanks to @Mark Flesher for helping me hunt this down! I was astounded at how this bottle seemed to have been stored. The bottle looked pristine...unbelievable. Once poured in to the decanter, there was hardly any brown color to this wine. Still displayed a beautiful purple with slight ruby hues. At first whiff, it was still sleeping quite a bit. First taste affirmed that, though I could already tell I had nothing to worry about in terms of how it would end up tasting due to how it was stored. Earthy and fig notes up front. After about 15mins, some cranberry notes came around and the finish started improving. At about the 30min mark, this hit stride and brought some black tea and very faint hints of blackberry to the palate, with a beautiful lingering finish. This wine changed about 3 times over 30mins and showed it still has some years to it. Amazing to me how wine can sleep for 29yrs, and within 30mins, show you it's still got it. What an absolute treat! And happy birthday to my birthday buddy @Shawn R !

Today, I get to celebrate 29yrs of being alive. Figured a while back that I'd like to have a birth year wine at some point, and with Napa not being a great vintage for 1988, I searched for Bordeauxs. Many thanks to @Mark Flesher for helping me hunt this down! I was astounded at how this bottle seemed to have been stored. The bottle looked pristine...unbelievable. Once poured in to the decanter, there was hardly any brown color to this wine. Still displayed a beautiful purple with slight ruby hues. At first whiff, it was still sleeping quite a bit. First taste affirmed that, though I could already tell I had nothing to worry about in terms of how it would end up tasting due to how it was stored. Earthy and fig notes up front. After about 15mins, some cranberry notes came around and the finish started improving. At about the 30min mark, this hit stride and brought some black tea and very faint hints of blackberry to the palate, with a beautiful lingering finish. This wine changed about 3 times over 30mins and showed it still has some years to it. Amazing to me how wine can sleep for 29yrs, and within 30mins, show you it's still got it. What an absolute treat! And happy birthday to my birthday buddy @Shawn R !

9.3

Benjamin Keator

Out of mag. Phenomenal! Pop and poured. Ready to go. Balanced. Not astringent. Amazing wine

Out of mag. Phenomenal! Pop and poured. Ready to go. Balanced. Not astringent. Amazing wine

9.7

Flavio Menezes

From Magnum. Mature, with a delicious green edge.

From Magnum. Mature, with a delicious green edge.

9.1

Hamza

Lovely

Lovely

9.3

Flavio Menezes

Typical herbaceousness of the vintage, it was one of the easiest to spot blind. Reminds me of a very good Loire CF, perhaps the 1985 Olga Raffault Les Picasses.

Typical herbaceousness of the vintage, it was one of the easiest to spot blind. Reminds me of a very good Loire CF, perhaps the 1985 Olga Raffault Les Picasses.

9.2

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