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2011 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 43

  • the player Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 30, 2022 - Very impressive power to this wine given the less than stellar vintage. Blackish crimson cor, decanted amd drank over 2 hours. Nose of blackberries, currants, cassis, graphite and pepper. Solid on the palate, more masculine than the typical Lalande but elegant, powerful mid palate and a long finish with decent complexity and dry tannins fully coated by black fruit. Quite nice.

  • VAGenius Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 12, 2022 - Nose of black currant and black olives. Dark fruits, dark cherry, and black licorice slide into strong minerality with white pepper, flakes of mica, and light acidity. Graphite, iron, and iodine lead into long, caressing tannins with light blackberry and cherry notes peeking out from underneath. Two hour decant, served with grilled hamburgers.

  • Cailles wrote: 92 points

    November 10, 2021 - Bordeaux 2011 - 10 Years On - 30 Reds: All tasted blind, not decanted. A few observations: 1) As expected, it's a mediocre vintage with many wines lacking depth and mid palate weight of great vintages. My average score for the reds was 91.3 pts vs group scores at more recent horizontals for 2010 (93.0), 2000 (92.7) and 2009 (93.9). 2) I expected more green/unripe notes and drying tannins but that is not the case (hence the solid 91.3 average). Most wines showed well-made (with only 6 out of 30 reds rated below 90 pts). 3) Left bank (average 91.8 pts) clearly trumps right bank (90.6) thanks to more mid palate substance. 4) Virtually no wine showed a) over extracted and already dying and b) with far too much ripeness. Both 2009/2010 (and 2015/2018) have several wines with these problem. 5) Most wines are in a good drinking window. Although not yet with tertiary complexity, the structure has softened and the wines are open (even without extended decanting). 6) Unfortunately (due to price), the best reds were Le Pin (97+ pts), Margaux (96), Petrus (96) and Mouton (95). 7) Good vintage for Sauternes it seems (we tasted only two) with a surprising Giraud (96 pts) beating a too sweet Yquem (93).

    TN: Very mineral-driven nose, missing a bit of fruit and overall not expressive enough. The contrary on the palate which is dominated by an intense, candied strawberry fruit core. Especially intense on the attack, the wine thins out towards the mid palate and has a rather short finish. Quite simple but also quite fun to drink and with fine tannins and a well-integrated acidity as well as an airy structure. Overall ok and this bottle was clearly better than a bottle back a few months ago (rated 90 pts) which showed more astringent.

  • b swan wrote: 94 points

    July 8, 2021 - J.A. 2025-42

  • Cailles wrote: 90 points

    June 23, 2021 - 24 Vintages of Pichon Lalande: All wines tasted blind. A few general observations: 1) Most wines showed the typical Pichon Lalande elegance. This is certainly one of the more delicate and elegant Paulliacs. 2) The relatively high Merlot content (often 20-30%) showed in many wines with fine, fresh rhubarb, rosehip and floral aromas I wouldn’t necessarily associate with a Medoc - all adding to the sensuous quality of the wines. 3) A few vintages showed the very sexy burnt sugar/coffee notes you associate with the 1982 Lalande or a Mouton or a Cheval Blanc - unfortunately, not to an extent and with an intensity to truly excite. 4) Following the legendary 1982 and until the most recent vintages (starting with 2014 but especially with 2016) there are three decades of pleasant Pichon Lalandes but hardly any vintage has the depth and length of truly great wines. The best wine tonight was the 2009 (rated 95+ points) with many more in the 92-94 point category.

    TN: Nothing to exciting to find in this vintage. Like all 2011s, this is fresh, light and airy but it also had a bit of an astringent quality I didn’t like. I guess you really have to go to the big names in this vintage to find a spectacular wine (think Cheval). While not bad, this was rather simple and I didn’t took detailed notes on the aromas. Fine tannins, a bit too dominant acidity and the previously mentioned airy texture and feel.

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  • By Neal Martin
    The Comedown: Bordeaux 2011 Ten-Years-On (Apr 2022), 4/1/2022 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/7/2021 (link)

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

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  • By Jane Anson
    Bordeaux 2011: The top rated wines tasted 10 years on, 2/19/2021 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2019, Issue #83, Château Pichon-Lalande The Most Elegant Of the Super Seconds

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Vinous

  • By Neal Martin
    Two Imaginary Boys: Pichon-Lalande (Aug 2019), 8/1/2019 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/3/2015 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2015, 11/1/2015 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/22/2015 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Ian D'Agata
    Jun-14, IWC Issue #175, 6/1/2014 (link)

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    10/23/2013 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2013, 10/1/2013 (link)

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    4/3/2012 (link)

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    April 2012 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2012, Issue #38, The 2011 Bordeaux Vintage Unprecedented Conditions Lead to Very Mixed Quality, But With Some Truly Outstanding Gems to Be Found

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1921-2016 (Oct 2017) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • 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 Codes 087000352896, 088388640001, 3419466138245, 3519340110210, 400000913780, 639737622133, 714153023150, 734599505089, 734599550119

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 95 (5%)
  • In Cellars 1,638 (78%)
  • Consumed 368 (18%)

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