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  • By Ian D'Agata
    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/21/2011, (See more on 92 points

    (Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande) Very dark red violet color; rich, appealing, cassis, currant nose with herbal lift; tight, tart cassis, currant, cedar palate with depth, needs 7-plus years; medium-plus finish 92+ pts. (63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc)


  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2010, (See more on Winedoctor...) 15.5-16. points

    (Chateau Pichon-Lalande (Pauillac)) A softer nose than the Pichon-Baron, a more feminine style I think, perhaps suggesting a more silky quality to the fruit. It does seem to come across a little hot on the nose though. Rather boldly structured on the palate as well, the wine presenting a really hard outer shell to penetrate here. There are some interesting elements of perfume to it but they seem hidden behind a sooty structure and a big wall of tannin at the moment. It does seem rather austere for the chateau on the palate in contrast to the seductive elements found on the nose. I don't find this as convincing as I did en primeur when I thought it showed very well. It may just not be showing so well today; I will leave a note of uncertainty in my score and I will reassess in the future.
  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2009, (See more on Winedoctor...) 17.5-18. points

    (Chateau Pichon-Lalande Pauillac) Harvest here began on September 29th, and the wine is 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Dense and perfumed aromas here, evocative, suggestive of dark, almost crystalline cherry fruit. Pure and elegant to start, linear and softly perfumed, clearly very primary but will substance and an elegant, supple composition. An impressive wine with good extract and balance.

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