Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.32650 ratings
9.3759 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
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9.5

One of the most pleasant and unexpected surprises in this tasting, the 2006 Pichon Lalande is gorgeous, which is something I can’t say about too many wines in a vintage marked by climatic ups and downs and irregular ripening. Dark, powerful and intense, the 2006 possesses exceptional balance. A host of black cherry, plum, smoke, licorice and menthol flesh out in this decidedly somber, virile Pichon Lalande. In a vintage in which so many wines are so rustic, the 2006 Pichon Lalande is all class. This sleeper Pichon Lalande will drink well for at least the next two decades, perhaps longer. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Oct 2017)

One of the most pleasant and unexpected surprises in this tasting, the 2006 Pichon Lalande is gorgeous, which is something I can’t say about too many wines in a vintage marked by climatic ups and downs and irregular ripening. Dark, powerful and intense, the 2006 possesses exceptional balance. A host of black cherry, plum, smoke, licorice and menthol flesh out in this decidedly somber, virile Pichon Lalande. In a vintage in which so many wines are so rustic, the 2006 Pichon Lalande is all class. This sleeper Pichon Lalande will drink well for at least the next two decades, perhaps longer. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Oct 2017)

Feb 16th, 2018
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10

Another dazzling wine, the 1982 Pichon Lalande is utterly profound from the very first taste. In the glass, the 1982 is powerful and explosive, with seemingly endless layers of flavor that continue to unfurl over time. Vivid, intensely aromatic and seamless, the 1982 has enough pedigree and depth to drink well for at least several decades. What a wine! (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Oct 2017)

Another dazzling wine, the 1982 Pichon Lalande is utterly profound from the very first taste. In the glass, the 1982 is powerful and explosive, with seemingly endless layers of flavor that continue to unfurl over time. Vivid, intensely aromatic and seamless, the 1982 has enough pedigree and depth to drink well for at least several decades. What a wine! (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Oct 2017)

Feb 16th, 2018
Scott Taddeo

2008- not overt with its aromatics giving hints of toasty oak, pencil shavings, bay leaf and plum, blackberry and black currant sitting there too. Wine is developing. Tannins feel more resolves than the 06. Finish is a bit abrupt that what you’d hope.

2008- not overt with its aromatics giving hints of toasty oak, pencil shavings, bay leaf and plum, blackberry and black currant sitting there too. Wine is developing. Tannins feel more resolves than the 06. Finish is a bit abrupt that what you’d hope.

Feb 10th, 2018
Scott Taddeo

2006 here- I saw it as a bit older than others in the class with a slight stewed and dried fruit character in the mix as well as some mahogany, Dutch liquorice, mint and toasted oak too. Tannins still quite chewy, with the acid when settled in the wine. Plenty of flavour intensity and finish here.

2006 here- I saw it as a bit older than others in the class with a slight stewed and dried fruit character in the mix as well as some mahogany, Dutch liquorice, mint and toasted oak too. Tannins still quite chewy, with the acid when settled in the wine. Plenty of flavour intensity and finish here.

Feb 10th, 2018
Yianni Stoner

UGC Tasting - San Francisco. Lovely Pichon Comtesse

UGC Tasting - San Francisco. Lovely Pichon Comtesse

Jan 27th, 2018
Philippe Thibault

Classic Comtesse de Lalande. Nose of blackberries, cassis, graphite and pen ink. Full-bodied with velvety tannins that have resolved themselves beautifully, this wine is still young but it exhibits admirable purity, texture, mouthfeel and power combined with elegance.

Classic Comtesse de Lalande. Nose of blackberries, cassis, graphite and pen ink. Full-bodied with velvety tannins that have resolved themselves beautifully, this wine is still young but it exhibits admirable purity, texture, mouthfeel and power combined with elegance.

Jan 4th, 2018
Neal Dessouky

Reconditioned bottle. Super complex, almost resolved. Lacking a little fruit which I’ve experienced in past bottles, so I think this wine’s best days are behind in this format - but it’s still an excellent 1982 Bordeaux.

Reconditioned bottle. Super complex, almost resolved. Lacking a little fruit which I’ve experienced in past bottles, so I think this wine’s best days are behind in this format - but it’s still an excellent 1982 Bordeaux.

Dec 8th, 2017
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.3

My kind of bdx

My kind of bdx

Nov 26th, 2017
Loren Grossman

Vintner Wilde Farm Wines

9.6

Wow. Spectacular.

Wow. Spectacular.

Nov 10th, 2017
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9.7

Pichon-Lalande is the single hottest property in the Médoc right now. Although the Chateau has a long and esteemed history, a Second Growth in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, no less, it is the winemaking today that is taking the property to new heights. If you are looking to treat yourself with a wine that is truly world class in every sense, then look no further. The wonderfully nuanced, finessed 2014 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande exudes pedigree. Crème de cassis, licorice, lavender and sweet spices are front and center, while beams of supporting tannins and acidity give the wine its energy and overall tension. All of the elements are simply in the right place. Powerful and also remarkably delicate, the 2014 Pichon Comtesse might very well be the wine of the vintage on the Left Bank. Don't miss it! (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Feb 2017)

Pichon-Lalande is the single hottest property in the Médoc right now. Although the Chateau has a long and esteemed history, a Second Growth in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, no less, it is the winemaking today that is taking the property to new heights. If you are looking to treat yourself with a wine that is truly world class in every sense, then look no further. The wonderfully nuanced, finessed 2014 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande exudes pedigree. Crème de cassis, licorice, lavender and sweet spices are front and center, while beams of supporting tannins and acidity give the wine its energy and overall tension. All of the elements are simply in the right place. Powerful and also remarkably delicate, the 2014 Pichon Comtesse might very well be the wine of the vintage on the Left Bank. Don't miss it! (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Feb 2017)

Oct 12th, 2017