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1983 Pichon Comtesse Pichon Comtesse Bordeaux Pauillac France Still wine

1983 Pichon Comtesse

Pichon Comtesse

91Average Score
flagBordeaux / France
Red

This wine seems to be just beginning to turn the corner and was excellent in its most recent tasting. For much of its life it has been a stunning wine, not far off the mark from the prodigious 1982. The color is still a healthy dark garnet with some amber creeping in at the edge. The wine shows a very distinctive nose of asphalt, tobacco, and cigar box, intermixed with some sweet cherries and black currants. In the mouth it is medium to full-bodied, but the fruit seems to be ever-so-slightly fading. In the finish, the tannins and acidity are beginning to poke through. Nevertheless, this is still underrated and always a sleeper vintage for Pichon-Lalande, but it requires consumption. Anticipated maturity: Now. Last tasted, 9/02. Jan 2003, www.robertparker.com

Robert Parker    Score: 90/100

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