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Community Tasting Notes (132) Avg Score: 91.1 points

  • Eh. For one of my favorite château in all of Bordeaux this was rather lacking in personality as well as class. Not closed either as it is still fairly primary in fruit. I guess that counts as a triumph for the vintage, which isn't always so ripe. This did have a slight bite of bell pepper but that's something I welcome in PLL. I was mostly disappointed because PLL usually has a very graceful figure and this didn't show its breed as far as the texture goes.

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  • Tasted next to the 2005 and 2003. Classic nose with less depth and intensity in comparison. On the palate a little astringent, drying, a bit lean. 89-91

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  • Dark forest fruits, smoke, cedar and vanilla in the bouquet. On the palate cassis and other dark forest fruits, minerals, cedar, exclusive oak, firm but good acidity and good tannin with a firm bite. Beautiful wine. Harmonious and in its early drinking stage now. Will probably even be a bit better in about 4 years from now. 92+ for tonight.

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  • Last bottle and this has been a great purchase. Concentrated wine with spices, dust, minerals, dark fruits and soy. Medium to long finish and complex. While not as good as the 82 this at $50 is far superior to the 82 that my friend over paid for it.

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  • Tror kanskje disse adelige må ha blitt litt metroseksuelle for dette er definitivt den maskuline versjonen av Pichon. Hakk i hæl med Latour på konsentrasjon og en ekstrem saftighet i frukten. Intens og ungdommelig men moden nok tannin til å nytes nå.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132, (See more on Vinous...)

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



  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2008, (See more on Winedoctor...) 17.5+ points

    (Chateau Pichon-Lalande Pauillac) This has a very flash character on the nose, with dense, claretty, damsony fruit very nicely integrated with almost creamy oak. This is exotic and very appealing. The palate is creamy, gently composed, nicely integrated, fine, broad and supple. Notes of spiced oak can be seen beneath the brightly defined fruit. This is a gorgeous and very flattering style of wine, which has a long, fading finish. This is great.
  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2008, (See more on Winedoctor...) 17.5+ points

    (Chateau Pichon-Lalande Pauillac) A delightfully seductive nose, enticing with a sensual fruit quality. Textured, silkily composed, seamless in style, this is lovely. It shows more substance and grip through the midpalate. Fine depth on the whole. This is beautifully composed and it holds plenty of potential. This could be excellent with time.

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/6/2007, (See more on 90 points

    (Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande) Tight, with a little oak on the nose; tight and somewhat herbaceous on the palate, with a creamy oak texture, not as charming as the '03, but does have potential; medium finish 90+ pts.


  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2007, (See more on Winedoctor...) 17.5+ points

    (Chateau Pichon-Lalande Pauillac) A dark, youthful claret hue with a vibrant pink rim. The nose is dripping with fruit, fruit and fruit. Certainly just as appealing as in October, although with more cherry and less raspberry. Very pure, with a good presence. Not over fleshy or flashy. Vigorous, with a good tannic backbone. Flavoursome, grippy, classically composed. An under-rated vintage, this wine needs ten years, perhaps fifteen, in order to show its best.
  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2006, (See more on Winedoctor...) 17.5+ points

    (Chateau Pichon-Lalande Pauillac) Oh my - this has a wonderfully expressive nose, full of perfumed fruit, highly spiced raspberry and blackberry aromas presented in a sexy, seductive fashion. Beautifully balanced, with a firm presence of nicely poised tannins, well coated with fruit and an elegant, gliding texture. Fresh and flavoursome, this is a wine with a very admirable style.

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