1990 Pichon Lalande 750ml

France - Bordeaux - Pauillac | Second Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend   |     Watch

WS 94   Collector 87
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

Concentrated. Medium-ruby color, with ripe plum, cigar tobacco and smoke aromas. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Still closed, almost clumsy. Give it time.--1990 Bordeaux retrospective. 33,500 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2005+
Author: James Suckling


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 93
Author: Katz Randy
Tasted On: 03/11/2011
Excellent bottle. Nothing wrong here.

Rating: 92
Author: Rutiger
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 07/15/2012
Sublime

Rating: 91
Author: swimmer
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 12/23/2014
Drinking perfectly now. Still have nice fruit, cedar, black fruit. Tannins have softened. Hard to imagine will improve further with age but far from being tired and will continue to drink well for a bunch of years.

Rating: 88
Author: Walter Z
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 05/08/2010
Drink Dates: 2010-2010
Light and insipid. Had several times from different cellars.

1 of 1 people found this review useful.


Rating: 85
Author: Johnnymd
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 03/29/2012
Not as bad as reviewed,....but not particularly good for a wine taking up space in the cellar all these years.

Average rating: 87, based on 6 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

2686 bottles owned by 656 collectors.

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About This Producer


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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Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend


Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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