Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.32884 ratings
9.3829 pro ratings
Red Bordeaux Blend
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jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

9.7

I think i automatically add two or three extra points when the wine is my birth year. There’s just more of a connection

I think i automatically add two or three extra points when the wine is my birth year. There’s just more of a connection

Sep 17th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

This wine has all the makings of being great one day. It’s just about 8-10 years more years away.

The wine is just staring to round out, integrate and show its elegance. Ruby, creamy currants, earth, graphite, tobacco leaf, stones, dark most soil, round acidity and a very well polished finished.

This is my favorite Ribeye wine and it didn’t disappoint...only that is still too young. 95-96 in another decade.

Photos of, the Chateau & grounds, newer tasting room & barrel room and Estate vines that are adjacent to Chateau Latour.

This wine has all the makings of being great one day. It’s just about 8-10 years more years away.

The wine is just staring to round out, integrate and show its elegance. Ruby, creamy currants, earth, graphite, tobacco leaf, stones, dark most soil, round acidity and a very well polished finished.

This is my favorite Ribeye wine and it didn’t disappoint...only that is still too young. 95-96 in another decade.

Photos of, the Chateau & grounds, newer tasting room & barrel room and Estate vines that are adjacent to Chateau Latour.

Aug 18th, 2018
Shawn R

Despite this Chateau changing hands many times the wine still remains a contender. Black in the glass, shows heavy extraction. Sweet black fruits on the nose...light and sweet on the palate tannins integrate nicely. Drinking well.

Despite this Chateau changing hands many times the wine still remains a contender. Black in the glass, shows heavy extraction. Sweet black fruits on the nose...light and sweet on the palate tannins integrate nicely. Drinking well.

Aug 4th, 2018
Ken Z
9.1

Drank 7/27/18. Birthyear wine for me.

No formal tasting notes. Drank with friends and a NY strip.

Nose with green pepper and some wet earthy notes. Palate of red fruits with fully resolved tannins. Past it's prime, but still quite enjoyable. If you have any, drink up!

Drank 7/27/18. Birthyear wine for me.

No formal tasting notes. Drank with friends and a NY strip.

Nose with green pepper and some wet earthy notes. Palate of red fruits with fully resolved tannins. Past it's prime, but still quite enjoyable. If you have any, drink up!

Jul 27th, 2018
Alison Story

TexaCali Ali - Owner of www.texacaliwine.com & Co-Owner of the upcoming www.smithstorywinecellars.com

10

best wine I’ve had all year. a perfect example of a lifetime of proper cellaring. alive, complex and a stunner!

best wine I’ve had all year. a perfect example of a lifetime of proper cellaring. alive, complex and a stunner!

Jul 25th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Just tried their 2nd label “Reserve de la Comtesse” which was great and approachable now, this one needs time! Pichon Longueville estate goes back to 1688. Aromas of complex fruit, herb, spice and graphite notes on a blend of 68% Cab Sauv, 29% Merlot & the rest CabFranc & Petit Verdot, note higher Cab% as Merlot struggled to fully ripen. On the palate an array of black fruits, spice, tobacco, leather & toasty oak. Very tight tannins, lingering, a perfect wine. Don’t touch this until 2025! Tasting Sample!

Just tried their 2nd label “Reserve de la Comtesse” which was great and approachable now, this one needs time! Pichon Longueville estate goes back to 1688. Aromas of complex fruit, herb, spice and graphite notes on a blend of 68% Cab Sauv, 29% Merlot & the rest CabFranc & Petit Verdot, note higher Cab% as Merlot struggled to fully ripen. On the palate an array of black fruits, spice, tobacco, leather & toasty oak. Very tight tannins, lingering, a perfect wine. Don’t touch this until 2025! Tasting Sample!

Jun 28th, 2018
Brent Clayton

Very youthful. A touch of Brett. Awesome cedar and tobacco nose with tons of plum fruit, slightly obscured by some horse and band aid. This was about the best showing you could expect from a slightly imperfect bottle.

Very youthful. A touch of Brett. Awesome cedar and tobacco nose with tons of plum fruit, slightly obscured by some horse and band aid. This was about the best showing you could expect from a slightly imperfect bottle.

Jun 18th, 2018
Al Shikoh

Medium ruby red core with bricking at the rim. Complex aromas of dark berries, flowers, tobacco, truffles, and earth. Round and elegant in the mouth with soft tannins and good persistence. Has definitely entered its mature phase but with plenty of pleasurable drinking ahead. A second wine from one of Bordeaux’s “super seconds”. 13% ABV.

Medium ruby red core with bricking at the rim. Complex aromas of dark berries, flowers, tobacco, truffles, and earth. Round and elegant in the mouth with soft tannins and good persistence. Has definitely entered its mature phase but with plenty of pleasurable drinking ahead. A second wine from one of Bordeaux’s “super seconds”. 13% ABV.

Jun 10th, 2018
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7.8

The 1938 Pichon-Lalande is one of only two Clarets that I have tasted from this forgotten vintage, the other being Rauzan-Ségla. Presumably from a similar source, this had a frail, antique shop bouquet with nary a fruit in sight. The palate is balanced and dusty, a little hollow but nothing offensive. It is simply long past its sell-by date. Tasted at a private dinner in London. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2018)

The 1938 Pichon-Lalande is one of only two Clarets that I have tasted from this forgotten vintage, the other being Rauzan-Ségla. Presumably from a similar source, this had a frail, antique shop bouquet with nary a fruit in sight. The palate is balanced and dusty, a little hollow but nothing offensive. It is simply long past its sell-by date. Tasted at a private dinner in London. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2018)

May 24th, 2018
Matt Franco

Perhaps just past peak but plenty of pleasure to be had. Into its 4th hour lots of smoky/meaty nuance emerged.

Perhaps just past peak but plenty of pleasure to be had. Into its 4th hour lots of smoky/meaty nuance emerged.

Apr 9th, 2018