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2012 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 2019 - 2035 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 57

  • ilee Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 14, 2022 - You know you're become vintage yourself, when wines you'd consider unacceptably young to drink are already 10 years old and opening up nicely. And so it was with me, and this 2012 Pichon Lalande. Classic Pauillac nose of dark berries, kirsch liquor, minerals. Well balanced on the palate, medium bodied but with an almost creamy richness of fruit, with gentle tannins finely melting into a delightful 30 second finish. Served by our generous host at a lunch I attended recently, I thought it might be a 1995, or 1996, so enjoyably drinkable it was. A mild shock followed when I found how far off I was!

  • Radders12345 Likes this wine:

    October 26, 2022 - Bordeaux vs Bolgheri – Outside the 1st growths (67 Pall Mall) (67 Pall Mall): Jane Anson remarked that the chateau is known for being reactive in this vintage and producing a good wine.
    59% CS, 28% Merlot. 13% ABV

    Nose of soft plum, dark brown toast, vanilla, green bell pepper and some mint.
    On the palate quite soft and rounded - crunchy blue plum, blueberry, violet - smooth finish, tannins are integrated meaning this is pretty approachable even now but presents a good platform for development

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • NickA Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 26, 2022 - Bordeaux vs Bolgheri – Outside the 1st growths (67 Pall Mall): 59% CS, 28% M, 8% CF, 2% PV; 13% ABV.

    Appealing from the off, with a ton of cassis, posh oak and smoked herbs on the nose. Plenty of cedary pencil and graphite on the palate, which was also slightly saline, with savoury overtones of smoked meat and some creamy strawberry coming through towards the long finish. Tannins were fairly soft and subtle despite the wine's concentration. Overall, great to drink now, but about as plush as I can stand, and it's hard to be sure of the wine's longevity.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Winsip wrote: 93 points

    October 4, 2022 - Deep red purple color, waves of dark fruits like black cherry, blackberry, cassis and touches of tobacco leaf and brown coffee grounds. Gorgeous balance and freshness, silky smooth, subtle tannins, it cruises along nicely with primary dark fruits layer till finish. Decanting for 3 hours and I regretted as it was gone too much on the soft side than I wished. This wine is feminine in style, elegant but not so inviting and exotic as I expected. It is drinking well now, not much upside to gain.

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 93 points

    July 9, 2022 - Tobacco leaf, mushroom, cigar wrapper, oyster shell, and currants get this going. On the palate classically-styled, medium-bodied wine is rich, round, and delivers touches of chocolate, black cherry, dusty plum, black currants, and menthol in the finish. This is just starting to open and drink well. Drink from 2022-2040.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/5/2022 (link)

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Decanter

  • By Sebastian Payne MW
    Bordeaux 2012: ten years on tasting, 3/3/2022 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/10/2022 (link)

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View From the Cellar

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

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Up From The Cellar #6 & Misc New Releases, 6/14/2019 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2016, 11/1/2016 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/20/2016 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    2012 Bordeaux: Messages in a Bottle (Jan 2016), 1/1/2016 (link)

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    10/23/2014 (link)

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  • By Steven Spurrier
    Bordeaux 2012 results: Pauillac, 4/19/2013 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/11/2013 (link)

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    April 2013, IWC Issue #168 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2013, 4/1/2013 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2013, Issue #44, The 2012 Bordeaux Vintage: A Very Inconsistent, But Classically-Proportioned Year

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

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  • By Neal Martin
    A Century of Bordeaux: The Twos (Sep 2022) (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/30/2015 (link) 93 points

    (Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande) Saturated very dark ruby color; appealing, tart currant, roast coffee, tart black fruit nose; tight, silky textured, tart currant, roast coffee, tart black fruit palate; needs 7-plus years; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • 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 087000347090, 088388640001, 3419466138245, 3419466194913, 3519340120219, 400004111731, 4000127322258, 649185911123, 734599505126

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 106 (5%)
  • In Cellars 1,455 (71%)
  • Consumed 487 (24%)

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