Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

$199

This seductive, exciting Bordeaux has pulled all together since our barrel tasting. Harmonious and silky in texture, with mint, berry and cassis aromas and flavors and ultrafine tannins... Wine Spectator

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Ratings on Delectable

Rafael Landestoy Delectable Pro

Is this ever not amazing? Just a classically, perfectly aged Bordeaux.

Is this ever not amazing? Just a classically, perfectly aged Bordeaux.

9.4

Rafael Landestoy Delectable Pro

Awesome sauce.

Awesome sauce.

9.3

James Parker Huston, CWE Delectable Pro

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

Not the best example of this classic wine. Might have had some storage issues.

Not the best example of this classic wine. Might have had some storage issues.

8.8

Jimmy Hayes Delectable Pro

Estate Director Mayacamas Vineyard

Yum. Lean and mean, but really classic. Not as fleshed as I'd expect from this producer in 90, but a terrific bottle of BDX all the same. Red fruited - just ripe currant and cranberry, assertive cedar/pencil quality. Ultra classic flavors. #lalandelicious

Yum. Lean and mean, but really classic. Not as fleshed as I'd expect from this producer in 90, but a terrific bottle of BDX all the same. Red fruited - just ripe currant and cranberry, assertive cedar/pencil quality. Ultra classic flavors. #lalandelicious

9.4

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

The 90 Pichon Lalande is a wine of controversy between professional wine critics, wine lovers and I'm sure the producer. Parker gave this wine a 79. Neil Martin an 86. Wine lovers give it an average score of around 92 on Cellertracker with some scores as high as 96. The 90 left bank vintage is well respected and certainly Pichon Lalande is a well respected producer. While this producer is one of my favorites, the 90 Pichon Lalande does not live up to the grandeur of the 90 Bordeaux vintage. However, is this a bad wine? No, but it is off for such a quality vintage. The 90 does not have distinct or even bright fruit. The fruit is cooked and it also has a green vegetal character with it's strong presence of cooked green bell pepper. The 90 also lacks mid palate and finish. It is however, still elegant in the style of an older Pichon Lalande. When you taste it, you recognize some of the Pichon Lalande characteristics but it lacks the quality one has grown to expect from them. The conversation will likely be the same for their 05 but additional time will be required to make a fair assessment. Open a bottle and join the debate.

The 90 Pichon Lalande is a wine of controversy between professional wine critics, wine lovers and I'm sure the producer. Parker gave this wine a 79. Neil Martin an 86. Wine lovers give it an average score of around 92 on Cellertracker with some scores as high as 96. The 90 left bank vintage is well respected and certainly Pichon Lalande is a well respected producer. While this producer is one of my favorites, the 90 Pichon Lalande does not live up to the grandeur of the 90 Bordeaux vintage. However, is this a bad wine? No, but it is off for such a quality vintage. The 90 does not have distinct or even bright fruit. The fruit is cooked and it also has a green vegetal character with it's strong presence of cooked green bell pepper. The 90 also lacks mid palate and finish. It is however, still elegant in the style of an older Pichon Lalande. When you taste it, you recognize some of the Pichon Lalande characteristics but it lacks the quality one has grown to expect from them. The conversation will likely be the same for their 05 but additional time will be required to make a fair assessment. Open a bottle and join the debate.

8.9

Rafael Landestoy Delectable Pro

Holy cow was this special. Despite being 25 years old it was bright and alive and clearly had a lot of years left in it. I absolutely loved this wine.

Holy cow was this special. Despite being 25 years old it was bright and alive and clearly had a lot of years left in it. I absolutely loved this wine.

9.7

Henrik Poulsen Delectable Pro

Always a pleasure to drink and have consistently been performing very well over the last decade. R. Parker certainly got this one wrong.

Always a pleasure to drink and have consistently been performing very well over the last decade. R. Parker certainly got this one wrong.

9.3

Mike Kerr Delectable Pro

Better than 90 Margaux! Amazingly balanced with subtle fruit and mouthfuls of dried herbs

Better than 90 Margaux! Amazingly balanced with subtle fruit and mouthfuls of dried herbs

9.7

James Parker Huston, CWE Delectable Pro

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

Parker 79, Huston 94.

Parker 79, Huston 94.

9.4

Jeremy Shanker Delectable Pro

Sommelier at RN74

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9.7