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1994 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Red Bordeaux Blend
Community Tasting Notes 152
Quiet Lion Likes this wine: (94 points)
January 15, 2017 - Required 90 minutes in the wide-bottom decanter and warming to room temperature to show fully (before that somewhat muted). This was one of the fuller-bodied Lalandes I've tasted. I usually prefer the more dirty, earthy notes of the Baron but this was balanced, interesting and delicious. It had the usual cigar box nose and tobacco notes over a very integrated secondary Pauillac body. Seems to be in its prime.
December 25, 2016 - The 94 still has a nice nose of lead pencil, fruit is there on attack, but I find finish dry and short...
Likely better with food than as a stand alone at this point.
SonnyChiba wrote: (92 points)
November 12, 2016 - Beautiful color. Drinking very nice. Classic mature Bordeaux, lots of tobacco, cigar box, black fruit, and little lead/minerality. Wouldn't hold much longer.
bons vinhos Likes this wine: (96 points)
September 26, 2016 - This was beautiful from the start,opened but didn't decant following a previous TN advice,let it sit for a while and it was really good,very complex,sometimes a bit hollow in the middle,but a great experience.The persistence on this baby was absolutely remarkable,I loved it.1 person found this helpful Comment
The Vines That Bind wrote: (87 points)
September 24, 2016 - Tight, tart, and tannic. Iron structure with little to no fruit underneath. no nose for about an hour, after which some damp soil and red cedar began to come through. Soy and a bit of spice. Dry. Pretty tough stuff and not a lot of pleasure here.
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By Stephen Tanzer
1995 and 1994 Bordeaux (May 1996), 5/1/1996 (link)
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By Richard Jennings
8/18/2007 (link) 92 points
(Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande) From magnum - dark red violet color; mushroom, leather and cedar nose; tasty, well structured, rounded cassis and red fruit palate; medium-plus finish (45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot)
By Richard Jennings
4/22/2006 (link) 91 points
(Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande) Mushroom, earthy nose; mushroom, tobacco, cassis palate with grip, good acidity; medium-plus finish
By Chris Kissack
July 2004 (link) 18+ points
(Chateau Pichon-Lalande Pauillac) Dark, deeply coloured, mature. An impressive nose, loaded with a super-sweet depth of smoky, meaty, blackcurrant nose. The palate keeps up appearances, with a wealth of big, sweet, glossy, creamy and textured fruit. Very accessible, voluptuous, although with a tannic backbone. Exotic. Balanced. Absolutely gorgeous wine. Approachable now, but with a little tannin still showing in the finish as well this has room for improvement yet.
- Vintage 1994
- Type Red
- Producer Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
- Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country France
- Region Bordeaux
- SubRegion Médoc
- Appellation Pauillac
- UPC Code 400000913780
- Pending Delivery 19 (1%)
- In Cellars 2,012 (70%)
- Consumed 856 (30%)
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