Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.2160 ratings
9.350 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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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

1 person found it helpfulSep 17th, 2018
Nicholas Moryl

Floral, peppery, lovely

Floral, peppery, lovely

1 person found it helpfulApr 7th, 2018
zdenek dd

zdenek had this 3 years ago

zdenek had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulFeb 9th, 2018
Rafael Landestoy

Is this ever not amazing? Just a classically, perfectly aged Bordeaux.

Is this ever not amazing? Just a classically, perfectly aged Bordeaux.

1 person found it helpfulMay 21st, 2017
Rafael Landestoy

Awesome sauce.

Awesome sauce.

1 person found it helpfulMar 11th, 2017
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

8.8

Not the best example of this classic wine. Might have had some storage issues.

Not the best example of this classic wine. Might have had some storage issues.

1 person found it helpfulMar 30th, 2016
Jimmy Hayes

Estate Director Mayacamas Vineyard

9.4

Yum. Lean and mean, but really classic. Not as fleshed as I'd expect from this producer in 90, but a terrific bottle of BDX all the same. Red fruited - just ripe currant and cranberry, assertive cedar/pencil quality. Ultra classic flavors. #lalandelicious

Yum. Lean and mean, but really classic. Not as fleshed as I'd expect from this producer in 90, but a terrific bottle of BDX all the same. Red fruited - just ripe currant and cranberry, assertive cedar/pencil quality. Ultra classic flavors. #lalandelicious

1 person found it helpfulDec 2nd, 2015
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.9

The 90 Pichon Lalande is a wine of controversy between professional wine critics, wine lovers and I'm sure the producer. Parker gave this wine a 79. Neil Martin an 86. Wine lovers give it an average score of around 92 on Cellertracker with some scores as high as 96. The 90 left bank vintage is well respected and certainly Pichon Lalande is a well respected producer. While this producer is one of my favorites, the 90 Pichon Lalande does not live up to the grandeur of the 90 Bordeaux vintage. However, is this a bad wine? No, but it is off for such a quality vintage. The 90 does not have distinct or even bright fruit. The fruit is cooked and it also has a green vegetal character with it's strong presence of cooked green bell pepper. The 90 also lacks mid palate and finish. It is however, still elegant in the style of an older Pichon Lalande. When you taste it, you recognize some of the Pichon Lalande characteristics but it lacks the quality one has grown to expect from them. The conversation will likely be the same for their 05 but additional time will be required to make a fair assessment. Open a bottle and join the debate.

The 90 Pichon Lalande is a wine of controversy between professional wine critics, wine lovers and I'm sure the producer. Parker gave this wine a 79. Neil Martin an 86. Wine lovers give it an average score of around 92 on Cellertracker with some scores as high as 96. The 90 left bank vintage is well respected and certainly Pichon Lalande is a well respected producer. While this producer is one of my favorites, the 90 Pichon Lalande does not live up to the grandeur of the 90 Bordeaux vintage. However, is this a bad wine? No, but it is off for such a quality vintage. The 90 does not have distinct or even bright fruit. The fruit is cooked and it also has a green vegetal character with it's strong presence of cooked green bell pepper. The 90 also lacks mid palate and finish. It is however, still elegant in the style of an older Pichon Lalande. When you taste it, you recognize some of the Pichon Lalande characteristics but it lacks the quality one has grown to expect from them. The conversation will likely be the same for their 05 but additional time will be required to make a fair assessment. Open a bottle and join the debate.

1 person found it helpfulNov 26th, 2015
Rafael Landestoy

Holy cow was this special. Despite being 25 years old it was bright and alive and clearly had a lot of years left in it. I absolutely loved this wine.

Holy cow was this special. Despite being 25 years old it was bright and alive and clearly had a lot of years left in it. I absolutely loved this wine.

1 person found it helpfulJul 30th, 2015
Henrik Poulsen

Always a pleasure to drink and have consistently been performing very well over the last decade.
R. Parker certainly got this one wrong.

Always a pleasure to drink and have consistently been performing very well over the last decade.
R. Parker certainly got this one wrong.

1 person found it helpfulJun 16th, 2015