Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.247 ratings
9.315 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2009 Chateau Pichon Lalande is a thrilling wine to savor at now eleven years of age. Needing a one hour decant to be fully expressive, this glorious Bordeaux opens with a deep core of tar, chocolate covered espresso bean and blackberry compote aromas that take shape in the glass. The dense, chewy mouthfeel is lined with moderate tannins that provide the backbone alongside the bright acidity. Layers of dark fruits are woven together with creosote and shades of Turkish coffee and cassis on this expressive palate — all leading to the exceptional long and inviting finish. Truly sensational now, this beautiful, warm vintage Bordeaux will cellar well for at least another fifteen years. Be sure to give this a long decant if enjoying in its youth. Drink 2020-2040- 95

The 2009 Chateau Pichon Lalande is a thrilling wine to savor at now eleven years of age. Needing a one hour decant to be fully expressive, this glorious Bordeaux opens with a deep core of tar, chocolate covered espresso bean and blackberry compote aromas that take shape in the glass. The dense, chewy mouthfeel is lined with moderate tannins that provide the backbone alongside the bright acidity. Layers of dark fruits are woven together with creosote and shades of Turkish coffee and cassis on this expressive palate — all leading to the exceptional long and inviting finish. Truly sensational now, this beautiful, warm vintage Bordeaux will cellar well for at least another fifteen years. Be sure to give this a long decant if enjoying in its youth. Drink 2020-2040- 95

Jan 17th, 2020
Conrad Green

Contained and plush. Allon place but not showing a huge amount right now... but the balance is great.

Contained and plush. Allon place but not showing a huge amount right now... but the balance is great.

Dec 9th, 2019
Adam Jesberger

Very red fruited. Raspberry reduction with boysenberries. Ripe and polished, this wine is showing great for its youth. Coffee and chocolate are complemented by forest floor and red clay. Lengthy and just super clean and great.

Very red fruited. Raspberry reduction with boysenberries. Ripe and polished, this wine is showing great for its youth. Coffee and chocolate are complemented by forest floor and red clay. Lengthy and just super clean and great.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 10th, 2016
Philippe Thibault

Second growth that rarely disappoints. Complex, inviting nose with ripe cassis, toffee, caramel, fig compote and cedar. Beautifully balanced, savory mouthfeel but needs at least 5 more years to come on its own.

Second growth that rarely disappoints. Complex, inviting nose with ripe cassis, toffee, caramel, fig compote and cedar. Beautifully balanced, savory mouthfeel but needs at least 5 more years to come on its own.

1 person found it helpfulDec 6th, 2015
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.4

Opulent, already drinking so well but long decant, this will be hard to keep your hands off.

Opulent, already drinking so well but long decant, this will be hard to keep your hands off.

1 person found it helpfulMay 9th, 2015
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

8.7

Big, ripe rich. Pretty nose. Quite young. Touch hot.

Big, ripe rich. Pretty nose. Quite young. Touch hot.

1 person found it helpfulJan 4th, 2015
Jens Hoogstad

94+/100

94+/100

1 person found it helpfulJul 16th, 2014
Todd Alexander

I was surprised this was Lalande, not typical but still really nice

I was surprised this was Lalande, not typical but still really nice

May 26th, 2016
J D
9.5

Beautiful. Tannins need time (two, three centuries)

Beautiful. Tannins need time (two, three centuries)

Mar 14th, 2013
Steve S

Tried the 14, 09, and 03. The 09 is definitely drinking the best in the fall of 19. Such a nice balance of fruit and earth. Big expressive nose - blackberry, oak, plum, mulberry, clove, dried leaves. Complex pallet - prune/plum, warm blackberry glaze, green/red pepper, dried leaves. Long finish. Good acidity.

Tried the 14, 09, and 03. The 09 is definitely drinking the best in the fall of 19. Such a nice balance of fruit and earth. Big expressive nose - blackberry, oak, plum, mulberry, clove, dried leaves. Complex pallet - prune/plum, warm blackberry glaze, green/red pepper, dried leaves. Long finish. Good acidity.

Oct 15th, 2019