Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Réserve de la Comtesse Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1694 ratings
9.094 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
Top Notes For
Jae Cho

Just so so fruit and falls apart a bit. I expected more polish.

Just so so fruit and falls apart a bit. I expected more polish.

Oct 21st, 2021
Daniel P. Drake

Tonight I have the joy of tasting the 2018 Chateau Pichon Longueville Pichon Comtesse Réserve. A name change this vintage of their second bottling from the Comtesse de Lalande Réserve.

On the nose is rich fruit of black cherry, blackberry, black plum, black currant, anise, cocoa powder violets, pencil lead and dark rich soil.

On the palate is a complex blend of black cherry, blackberry, black currant, cassis, green bell pepper, oak, cedar chest, minerals and rich earth.

This beautiful wine is full boddied with a plush velvety mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + tight grainy tannins which leads you to a long dark fruit earthy finish. Please have a great week and stay healthy and safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Tonight I have the joy of tasting the 2018 Chateau Pichon Longueville Pichon Comtesse Réserve. A name change this vintage of their second bottling from the Comtesse de Lalande Réserve.

On the nose is rich fruit of black cherry, blackberry, black plum, black currant, anise, cocoa powder violets, pencil lead and dark rich soil.

On the palate is a complex blend of black cherry, blackberry, black currant, cassis, green bell pepper, oak, cedar chest, minerals and rich earth.

This beautiful wine is full boddied with a plush velvety mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + tight grainy tannins which leads you to a long dark fruit earthy finish. Please have a great week and stay healthy and safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Oct 5th, 2021
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.3

An absolutely fabulous 98 at its peak with some life left to go. Dark red core with very minimal bricking. At 23 years I expected this to be far more evolved but it is really beautiful. Nose of blackberry, cassis, crushed flowers, fresh coffee, with some green notes as well (peppers, tobacco and damp brush). Medium bodied with good depth and structure. Very nice. I wonder how the 98 comptesse is drinking these days?

An absolutely fabulous 98 at its peak with some life left to go. Dark red core with very minimal bricking. At 23 years I expected this to be far more evolved but it is really beautiful. Nose of blackberry, cassis, crushed flowers, fresh coffee, with some green notes as well (peppers, tobacco and damp brush). Medium bodied with good depth and structure. Very nice. I wonder how the 98 comptesse is drinking these days?

May 21st, 2021
Josh Morgenthau

Red-fruited, a gentle and quickly dissipating nose of berry liqueur and sloe gin, just a touch of old leather bound book. Some poached cranberry and a little dried powdered orange peel. A hint of smoke and wood. Salty finish with some phenolic bitterness. Nice... seems just on the other side of its peak.

Red-fruited, a gentle and quickly dissipating nose of berry liqueur and sloe gin, just a touch of old leather bound book. Some poached cranberry and a little dried powdered orange peel. A hint of smoke and wood. Salty finish with some phenolic bitterness. Nice... seems just on the other side of its peak.

Nov 27th, 2020
Jim Gallagher

2015

Sep 20th, 2020
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2011 / eucalyptus, spicy and strict. still potential. Nice wine! / at Maison du Vin Tilburg

Vintage 2011 / eucalyptus, spicy and strict. still potential. Nice wine! / at Maison du Vin Tilburg

Jan 25th, 2020
Lyn Farmer

46% Cabernet, 32% Merlot, 13% Cab Franc, 9% Petite Verdot
Medium deep ruby with the rim just going brick. Soft on the palate with medium (+) body, medium acidity and medium tannin - well-balanced, very elegant with black cherry, cassis, blackberry, tobacco - very fresh and aging shockingly well

46% Cabernet, 32% Merlot, 13% Cab Franc, 9% Petite Verdot
Medium deep ruby with the rim just going brick. Soft on the palate with medium (+) body, medium acidity and medium tannin - well-balanced, very elegant with black cherry, cassis, blackberry, tobacco - very fresh and aging shockingly well

Oct 19th, 2018
Lyn Farmer

43% Cab, 49% Merlot, 8% Petite Verdot
Medium (+) ruby, clear and clean. Hint of brick in the rim. Lovely bright black cherry and violet, a hint of vanilla and some crisp blackberry.

43% Cab, 49% Merlot, 8% Petite Verdot
Medium (+) ruby, clear and clean. Hint of brick in the rim. Lovely bright black cherry and violet, a hint of vanilla and some crisp blackberry.

Oct 19th, 2018
Tobin Trevarthen

Deep ruby. Black currant, Oak nose. Opened up with time and revealed a lovely layer of black fruit, tobacco, leather tastes, meets soft cherry, chocolate.

Deep ruby. Black currant, Oak nose. Opened up with time and revealed a lovely layer of black fruit, tobacco, leather tastes, meets soft cherry, chocolate.

Oct 18th, 2018
Daniel P. Drake

On this Saturday night I have opened the 2014 Réserve De La Comtesse. 59% Cabernet Sauvignon and 41% Merlot the second wine from Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de la Lalande.

On the nose there is sumptuous dark fruit, blackberry, black cherry, black currant, stewed plums, chocolate, a bit of meatiness and tar.

On the palate the dark fruit continues with blackberry, black cherry, black currant, licorice, cedar, smoky oak, mocha and an earthiness.

This wine has a velvety mouth feel an is medium to full bodied with medium + acidity and medium + fine rounded tannin that leads to a delicious lingering finish. Stay safe and continued enjoyable weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

On this Saturday night I have opened the 2014 Réserve De La Comtesse. 59% Cabernet Sauvignon and 41% Merlot the second wine from Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de la Lalande.

On the nose there is sumptuous dark fruit, blackberry, black cherry, black currant, stewed plums, chocolate, a bit of meatiness and tar.

On the palate the dark fruit continues with blackberry, black cherry, black currant, licorice, cedar, smoky oak, mocha and an earthiness.

This wine has a velvety mouth feel an is medium to full bodied with medium + acidity and medium + fine rounded tannin that leads to a delicious lingering finish. Stay safe and continued enjoyable weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Aug 12th, 2018