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1988 Château Pichon Lalande

  • 90 WA
  • 78 WS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 56249-1988-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    One of the stars of the vintage, the 1988 has evolved beautifully. Dark ruby, with a full-intensity bouquet of black plums, herbs, and currants, a silky smooth texture, and full body, it is one of the most highly extracted wines of the vintage. Seductively precocious, it should drink superbly over the next 10-15 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 78

    The more I taste this, the less I like it. It has strange aromas of funk and herbal, green fruit. Medium-bodied, with medium tannins and a fruity finish.--1988 Bordeaux horizontal.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Jlc1283
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Martin Wong
  • Self | Rating:

    Acidez bem equilibrada, taninos suaves, agradA­vel. Frutado, lembrando mais frutas tipo berries... muito elegante, corpo tipo mAcdio. Vou comprar mais!
    Author: Elsen
  • Self | Rating: 88

    aromas of dried fruit, ascerbic flavors
    Author: Thanos
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Good color; lovely nose of black fruit, cigar box, and spices; refined and complex on the palate; soft integrated tannins - not the austerity of the typical 1988 Bordeaux; not a powerful wine but classy. Fully mature but will continue to drink well for several more years. Now to 2018.
    Author: Anthony D526
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Ruby in color. High rim variation. Medium legs. Black currant (cassis), Forest floor. Mushroom. Full bodied. Round texture. Medium finish.
    Author: Tato
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Still showing subtle complexity but fading. Drink up
    Drink Dates: 2015-2016
    Author: Brock M
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 the chance of rainfall, while the particular microclimate surrounding the Chateau is relatively dry, allowing the grapes to fully ripen on the vine. The climate, concentration of the grapes, and the blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot result in wines with exceptional structure and, therefore, great aging potential. Pichon Lalande's second wine is the Reserve de la Comtesse and its third wine is Les Gartieux.

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Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 933 bottles owned
  • 163 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 163 collectors)