ITEM 22156

1989 Chateau Pichon Lalande Pauillac

$399.98

In stock

17

Wine Rating:

95F 94WS 93ST 93WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

1989

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-pauillac

Variety

bordeaux blend

Wine Producer

château pichon baron

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Falstaff: 95 points

“Strong, dark ruby garnet, ocher edge. On the nose ripe, sweet plum fruit, vanilla, fine biscuit, some Powidl [fruit spread]. Juicy on the palate, complex texture, ripe fig fruit, opulent, rather subtle acid structure, easy to drink for a long time, round and fruity, silky tannins, offers great drinking pleasure.”

Review Date: 11/1/14

Wine Spectator: 94 points

Review Date: 7/1/11

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 93 points

($140-$165) Full, deep red. Flamboyant aromas of cassis, currant leaf, tobacco, herbs and animal fur. Sweet, lush and lively; already showing lovely inner-mouth aromatic character. Finishes long, strong and lively, with firm tannins and slow-mounting persistence. Earlier bottles of this wine appeared to be a bit more exotic, even slightly animal, but this offers a lovely combination of purity and sheer ripeness. Drink over the next 15 years.

Review Date: 7/1/02

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 93 points

Approaching full maturity, Pichon-Lalandes1989 has a deep ruby/plum color with some lightening at the edge. The nose offers sweet plums and creme de cassis intermixed with vanilla and graphite. The wine is lush, medium to full-bodied, and layered with texture, low acidity, sweet tannin, and the hallmark purity and elegance this estate routinely produces. Some tannins remain, but this wine has reached its plateau of maturity, where it should remain for another 10-15 years. Anticipated maturity: Now-2017. Last tasted, 5/02.

Review Date: 1/1/03