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Chateau Pichon Lalande 1982 Bordeaux Pauillac Medoc

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Location: Chateau-Pichon-Lalande-1982 - L1R4
UPC:
4377

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  1. 98 Wine Spectator Notes

    This unfurls with amazing grace, as refined tannins let the warmed cassis, macerated plum, pain d'pices, melted licorice, roasted alder and smoldering tobacco notes drape together and hang endlessly on the finish. A stunner that has been stuck at at this sublime point for a while, with no signs of moving any time soon. Thoroughly sublime and still the modern-era high-water mark for these wines.--Non-blind Pichon Lalande vertical (July 2014). Drink now through 2030. -James Molesworth, Wine Spectator

  2. 100 Wine Advocate Notes

    One of the monumental wines of the last century is the 1982 Pichon Lalande. Since bottling, it has flirted with perfection, and was a sprinter out of the gate, which gave rise to questions about how quickly it would begin its decline. However, at age 27, it retains all its glossy, rich, flamboyant cassis fruit, chocolaty, berry jam-like notes, and plenty of earthy, foresty flavors. This is a full-bodied, extravagantly rich Pichon Lalande seemingly devoid of acidity and tannin, but the wine is incredibly well-balanced and pure. It is an amazing effort! -Robert Parker

  3. 100 Vinous Notes

    Another dazzling wine, the 1982 Pichon Lalande is utterly profound from the very first taste. In the glass, the 1982 is powerful and explosive, with seemingly endless layers of flavor that continue to unfurl over time. Vivid, intensely aromatic and seamless, the 1982 has enough pedigree and depth to drink well for at least several decades. What a wine! -Antonio Galloni, Vinous