1980 Pichon Lalande - Printable Version

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- andrawes76 - 02-21-2012 08:59 PM

Opened up, 30 minutes decanted. Really lovely nose with the hint of cassis, truffle, forest floor and plum/raspberry fruit. The palate was quite the opposite. There was a hint of fruit left, but the wine is certainly on its downward slope. Acidity was there, but faded immensely after 1 hour and the fruit was all but gone in an hour. Kinda sad, but still pretty amazing that a 30+ year old wine from a not so spectacular vintage still had some fight in it. Drink now or forever hold your peace.

- winoweenie - 02-21-2012 11:19 PM

*Wow AA! A first on the wineboard methinks.... An inquiry on the Novice thread and the inquirer answering with a tasting note on the Bordeaux thread. Is this something I've missed or mis-understood? WW

- Kcwhippet - 02-22-2012 12:01 AM

Not sure what you were tasting, but the 80 Lalande was not that good a wine from a crap vintage. Have had it several times, and been disappointed every time, because I wanted it to be good, since I'm a huge fan of the winery. 1982, 1986 and 1990 were the best I've had.

- andrawes76 - 02-22-2012 12:25 AM

KC it was just that, mediocre, and not really there... it wanted to be Pichon Lalande, but it wasn't. Just a friend who bought a bottle and brought it over...It did have a nice nose, just zero fruit, all earth.

- andrawes76 - 02-22-2012 12:27 AM

WW, I surf on the outliers... That's how I roll. Just been sick for a long time and just recovered after 1.5 months of major sinus issues...Read your post on the moderators, I'm sorry I didn't call you personally. Another non-professional demerit. AA