Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1978

$169

...This has a very expressive nose, a touch of greenness but ebullient black fruits, tar, graphite and cedar all with very fine definition. The palate is medium-bodied, quite sweet and silky on the entry with good acidity, notes of black cherries, iodine and an almost sorbet like character towards the finish that shows a surprising amount of glycerine. This is certainly a great success for the vintage, kudos to the late-Michel Delon for fashioning such great wines in modest growing seasons. Drink now-2025... eRobertParker.com (Neal Martin)

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Ratings on Delectable

Matt Duncan Delectable Pro

Herbaceous, funky, bright red fruit.

Herbaceous, funky, bright red fruit.

9.3

Julia Weinberg Delectable Pro

When that short window for birthday treats opens... Thank you @Patrick Cappiello for your epic generosity!

When that short window for birthday treats opens... Thank you @Patrick Cappiello for your epic generosity!

9.5

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

Nice but nothing special. Fruit is tame. So is mouthfeel and structure. Drink up.

Nice but nothing special. Fruit is tame. So is mouthfeel and structure. Drink up.

9.1

Bryan Garcia Delectable Pro

Sales Grand Cru Selections

Love Bordeaux's ability to make you think it's a lot younger than it really is.

Love Bordeaux's ability to make you think it's a lot younger than it really is.

8.9

Eddie Gilbert Delectable Pro

Perfect aged Pauillac... just a year older than me!

Perfect aged Pauillac... just a year older than me!

10

Mike Martin @TheWineShepherd Delectable Pro

Wine Buyer Vintry Fine Wines

A Great '78!

A Great '78!

9.7

Patrick Sullivan Delectable Pro

Western Mountain Regional manager estates division of Jackson Family Wines

jalapeno nose, orange blossom with some baking spices

jalapeno nose, orange blossom with some baking spices

9.3

Allan Tulloch

1978 vintage. Lots of earth and free. Pepper. Still some fruit but it has peaked for me.

1978 vintage. Lots of earth and free. Pepper. Still some fruit but it has peaked for me.

9.2

Byron Hewett

Mushroomy, tastes like old wine. Needed an hour plus for the funk to blow off. A nice claret. On the downslope.

Mushroomy, tastes like old wine. Needed an hour plus for the funk to blow off. A nice claret. On the downslope.

9.0

Victor Hwang

1978! Amazing. Gets better and better as it opens.

1978! Amazing. Gets better and better as it opens.

9.5

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