Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac, 2ème Cru Classé 1982
Tasting blind, I guessed this was the Latour.
Just an incredible, stunning wine that hit me right from the very first moment and held its grip with the most confident of touches.
Very much holding its colour and integrity of its fruit, even at this ripe old age. Such intensity on the nose, with blueberry, blackcurrant and spicy mint, this is knock-your-socks-off great.
The tannins are among the firmest of the line-up, suggesting many years ahead of it still. You feel the walls of this wine, the flesh of the grapes, the smile of its fruit.
Taster Jane Anson
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