Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.3207 ratings
9.371 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Daniel McCullough

Sommelier/Wine Director Oenotri

9.7

Checks all the right boxes... Elegant tannins, soft fruit, graphite and leather. A nice treat for a nice night at home.

Checks all the right boxes... Elegant tannins, soft fruit, graphite and leather. A nice treat for a nice night at home.

6 people found it helpfulFeb 23rd, 2014
Mark Bright

Partner/Wine Director Saison Restaurant

9.9

Classic and delicious, pencil, forest floor, dark fruit

Classic and delicious, pencil, forest floor, dark fruit

4 people found it helpfulFeb 28th, 2014
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

When it comes to my B-day, there is only one fit, an old Pichon Lalande with my Ribeye. As a lover of Bordeaux, these two are my favorite pairing. It’s a very slow walk to the finishline. A small bite of steak and a sip of 89 Pichon Lalande. Then, repeat until finished. I had some concerns about this bottle. A slightly slippery and crumbling cork. The first sip was not bad, but not what you want or are expecting. After some time in the decanter, it really started to shine. On the nose; ripe, ruby, floral cassis, blackberries, dark sweet & sour cherries, baked strawberries, blue fruit hues, dry cranberries, baked rhubarb, saddlewood, soft, used leather, bay leaf, touch of sage, hint of spearmint, eucalyptus, vanilla, cinnamon, crushed dry crushed rock powder, black turned earth, dry brown soil with clay, tobacco leaf and perfumed red florals with violets. The body is full, round and silky. Tannins are well resolved at around 80%. The texture, length, tension and length are in a sweet spot. The fruits are ripe, ruby & expressively floral. Blackberries, dark sweet & sour cherries, baked strawberries, blue fruit hues, dry cranberries, baked rhubarb, saddlewood, soft, used leather, bay leaf, touch of sage, hint of spearmint, eucalyptus, vanilla, cinnamon, crushed dry crushed rock powder, black turned earth, dry brown soil with clay, scorched earth, tobacco leaf and perfumed red florals with violets. The acidity is just a little off but still nice. The finish is divided nearly equally in fruit, earth, florals and herbaceous. It’s very enjoyable but falls just a little short in longer, lingering length. This bottle had good storage, not great. Even so, still has another three to five years ahead. A bottle with excellent storage has another five years beyond this one. Photos of; the backside of Pichon Lalande, angled terrace view of their vines right next to Latour, my steak & twice baked potato (so good) and CEO Nicolas Glumineau.

When it comes to my B-day, there is only one fit, an old Pichon Lalande with my Ribeye. As a lover of Bordeaux, these two are my favorite pairing. It’s a very slow walk to the finishline. A small bite of steak and a sip of 89 Pichon Lalande. Then, repeat until finished. I had some concerns about this bottle. A slightly slippery and crumbling cork. The first sip was not bad, but not what you want or are expecting. After some time in the decanter, it really started to shine. On the nose; ripe, ruby, floral cassis, blackberries, dark sweet & sour cherries, baked strawberries, blue fruit hues, dry cranberries, baked rhubarb, saddlewood, soft, used leather, bay leaf, touch of sage, hint of spearmint, eucalyptus, vanilla, cinnamon, crushed dry crushed rock powder, black turned earth, dry brown soil with clay, tobacco leaf and perfumed red florals with violets. The body is full, round and silky. Tannins are well resolved at around 80%. The texture, length, tension and length are in a sweet spot. The fruits are ripe, ruby & expressively floral. Blackberries, dark sweet & sour cherries, baked strawberries, blue fruit hues, dry cranberries, baked rhubarb, saddlewood, soft, used leather, bay leaf, touch of sage, hint of spearmint, eucalyptus, vanilla, cinnamon, crushed dry crushed rock powder, black turned earth, dry brown soil with clay, scorched earth, tobacco leaf and perfumed red florals with violets. The acidity is just a little off but still nice. The finish is divided nearly equally in fruit, earth, florals and herbaceous. It’s very enjoyable but falls just a little short in longer, lingering length. This bottle had good storage, not great. Even so, still has another three to five years ahead. A bottle with excellent storage has another five years beyond this one. Photos of; the backside of Pichon Lalande, angled terrace view of their vines right next to Latour, my steak & twice baked potato (so good) and CEO Nicolas Glumineau.

1 person found it helpfulMar 25th, 2018
Nick Davis

Sexy, fruit, showing 10-years younger.

Sexy, fruit, showing 10-years younger.

1 person found it helpfulMar 18th, 2017
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.7

Wow. Tons of fruit left on this beast. Called 89 Leoville Les Cases blind.

Wow. Tons of fruit left on this beast. Called 89 Leoville Les Cases blind.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 22nd, 2017
Matt Duncan

Marked by brett, but vibrant nonetheless. Bing cherry, coco nib, menthol. Good length holding in after 27 years!

Marked by brett, but vibrant nonetheless. Bing cherry, coco nib, menthol. Good length holding in after 27 years!

1 person found it helpfulJan 27th, 2017
Tom Kobylarz

The third wine of the group was a 1989 Pichon Lalande, the cross street neighbor of Pichon Baron that also lies just north of Chateau Latour on the Gironde estuary side of the D2. The Lalande was also in great shape, with very good density and viscosity, it was a soild wall of mature black fruits like currant, bing cherry, and blackberry, with hints of mint and smoke. Texturally it was full-bodied and mouthfilling, with ripe & fleshy tannin, a dense, long finish.

The third wine of the group was a 1989 Pichon Lalande, the cross street neighbor of Pichon Baron that also lies just north of Chateau Latour on the Gironde estuary side of the D2. The Lalande was also in great shape, with very good density and viscosity, it was a soild wall of mature black fruits like currant, bing cherry, and blackberry, with hints of mint and smoke. Texturally it was full-bodied and mouthfilling, with ripe & fleshy tannin, a dense, long finish.

1 person found it helpfulDec 23rd, 2016
David Kline

Oh boy.

Oh boy.

1 person found it helpfulAug 21st, 2016
Yianni Stoner

Lean light funk, dusty red fruits

Lean light funk, dusty red fruits

1 person found it helpfulApr 28th, 2016
Yianni Stoner

Silky tannins, fatty, dark red fruits

Silky tannins, fatty, dark red fruits

1 person found it helpfulFeb 6th, 2016