Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.411 ratings
9.53 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
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9.5

The 2014 Pichon Lalande has the edge over Pichon Baron a few months ago. It is a tight race but here Pichon Lalande edges it. It has a wonderful, complex, intense bouquet with blackberry, briary, graphite and mint – just a straight-down-the-line Pauillac with all the aristocratic flair you look for. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, layers of pure black fruit laced with graphite and mint. It is blessed with a satin-like texture, not a hair out of place from start to finish, with a long, persistent aftertaste that completes a fabulous wine for the vintage. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, March 2018)

The 2014 Pichon Lalande has the edge over Pichon Baron a few months ago. It is a tight race but here Pichon Lalande edges it. It has a wonderful, complex, intense bouquet with blackberry, briary, graphite and mint – just a straight-down-the-line Pauillac with all the aristocratic flair you look for. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, layers of pure black fruit laced with graphite and mint. It is blessed with a satin-like texture, not a hair out of place from start to finish, with a long, persistent aftertaste that completes a fabulous wine for the vintage. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, March 2018)

1 person found it helpfulMar 28th, 2018
Scott Taddeo

Oozes quality. Pencils shavings and fresh cedary oak is present but the fruit is up to the task. Medium plus, fresh acidity and medium plus chewy but not resolute tannins give the wine it’s shape, paving the way for long finish

Oozes quality. Pencils shavings and fresh cedary oak is present but the fruit is up to the task. Medium plus, fresh acidity and medium plus chewy but not resolute tannins give the wine it’s shape, paving the way for long finish

1 person found it helpfulFeb 10th, 2018
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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)

1 person found it helpfulOct 12th, 2017
Tom Philbrick

Very classic, and obviously young but drinkable now with air. Will crack bottle again in 2024 to see if secondary character comes around. Really nice fruit and acid balance at the moment.

Very classic, and obviously young but drinkable now with air. Will crack bottle again in 2024 to see if secondary character comes around. Really nice fruit and acid balance at the moment.

Jan 6th, 2019
Stanislav Lobanov

16.5+/20 (90+/100) Приятный аромат спелых ягод чёрной смородины, чернослива, чёрного шоколада, кофе и кедра. Тельное с высокой кислотностью и довольно интенсивными танинами. Чернослив, кофе и горький шоколад во вкусе. Мощь и насыщенность в аромате и во вкусе впечатляют. Всё ещё молодое вино, требующее нескольких лет выдержки с бутылке. (03.10.2017)

16.5+/20 (90+/100) Приятный аромат спелых ягод чёрной смородины, чернослива, чёрного шоколада, кофе и кедра. Тельное с высокой кислотностью и довольно интенсивными танинами. Чернослив, кофе и горький шоколад во вкусе. Мощь и насыщенность в аромате и во вкусе впечатляют. Всё ещё молодое вино, требующее нескольких лет выдержки с бутылке. (03.10.2017)

Jan 3rd, 2018
Chelsea Hoff

It sings in the glass! Will improve with a significant amount of time in a decanter

It sings in the glass! Will improve with a significant amount of time in a decanter

Dec 16th, 2017
Todd Golper

What a treat.

What a treat.

Dec 16th, 2017
chao

Very good

Very good

Sep 8th, 2017
Ed Scheetz

Ed had this a year ago

Ed had this a year ago

Mar 5th, 2018
Andy Tam

Andy had this 2 years ago

Andy had this 2 years ago

Feb 5th, 2018