Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

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Red Bordeaux Blend
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The 1938 Pichon-Lalande is one of only two Clarets that I have tasted from this forgotten vintage, the other being Rauzan-Ségla. Presumably from a similar source, this had a frail, antique shop bouquet with nary a fruit in sight. The palate is balanced and dusty, a little hollow but nothing offensive. It is simply long past its sell-by date. Tasted at a private dinner in London. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2018)

The 1938 Pichon-Lalande is one of only two Clarets that I have tasted from this forgotten vintage, the other being Rauzan-Ségla. Presumably from a similar source, this had a frail, antique shop bouquet with nary a fruit in sight. The palate is balanced and dusty, a little hollow but nothing offensive. It is simply long past its sell-by date. Tasted at a private dinner in London. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2018)

1 person found it helpfulMay 24th, 2018
Tim Parkhouse DWS, CWE

Faint dried red fruit and herbs and unsurprisingly rather thin & limp on the palate. This came from a reconditioned bottle and when decanted had very little sediment? I wonder if the removal of the sediment at recorking has had a negative impact on the natural ageing process of the wine? I feel the 1905 Mouton was showing a little better, which shouldn't really be the case.

Faint dried red fruit and herbs and unsurprisingly rather thin & limp on the palate. This came from a reconditioned bottle and when decanted had very little sediment? I wonder if the removal of the sediment at recorking has had a negative impact on the natural ageing process of the wine? I feel the 1905 Mouton was showing a little better, which shouldn't really be the case.

1 person found it helpfulDec 14th, 2015