1979 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (high shoulder fill)
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.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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.
The second vintage made by May Eliane Lencquesaing and it is delicious. Superb elegance and breed. (Clyde Beffa Jr, K&L Wines)