A surprise, showing plenty of ripe and exotic fruit for the vintage. Dark-ruby in color, with ripe plum and earth character. Full-bodied, with a long chocolate, berry finish. (JS)
The 1979 vintage is a historical favorite of mine just because a number of pretty wines were made, such as Haut-Brion and Cos d’Estournel, and Bordeaux lovers completely forgot the year. Last night’s bottle was gorgeous still. It was so “clarety” as the British might say. It was fresh and crisp for a red with lots of character on the nose, from lead pencil to berries to spices. It was full-bodied still with firm tannins and a light, refined and delicate finish of currants, and hints of fresh herbs like lemon grass.
Undoubtedly a top success for the vintage, Pichon-Lalande's 1979 exhibits a dark garnet color with some amber at the edge. It offers a fragrant, cedary, roasted herb, and cassis-scented nose. Rich, with medium body, well-integrated tannin, and some acidity, this is the quintessentially elegant style of Bordeaux that is found nowhere else in the world. (RP)
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