Pichon Lalande 1990
Tasting Notes Pichon Lalande 1990
Tasted at Roberson’s Pichon Lalande/Pichon Baron vertical. The 1990 cannot disguise its herbaceous aromas and lack of fruit intensity on the nose, especially juxtaposed against the magnificent Pichon Baron. There are some musty scents developing, quite fungal (mothballs). The palate is rather lily-livered, somehow rather faint and ephemeral although it must be said, not completely unenjoyable. However, given its address and year of birth, it falls way below expectations. Tasted September 2010.
A noteworthy failure in this vintage, the 1990 Pichon Lalande is slightly green, but that’s not its biggest defect. An absence of concentration, a hollow mid-palate, and shallow currant and plum-like fruit go nowhere on the palate. As I indicated from the very beginning - caveat emptor! Release price: ($450.00/case)