1988 Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac
Aromas of black olive, blackberry and currant. Complex and fascinating. Full-bodied, with soft and velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Pretty and satisfying. (2009)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Somewhat austere but very successful for the vintage, Pichon-Lalande’s 1988 has a dark garnet color and an intriguing nose of compost, earth, black currants, licorice, and weedy tobacco. The wine is medium-bodied with a sweet, relatively expansive mid-palate and slightly rugged tannins in the increasingly attenuated finish.
Whopping, multi-dimensional scent with intense cedar aromas. Very ripe palate; damp leaf flavours and good structure.