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2013 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • diegovilla'ch Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 10, 2022 - Opened the night before and then double decanted.
    For me this wine has impressive quality and elegance, despite the 2013 year was quite a mess in Bordeaux.
    The colour is a beautiful ruby red color with no bricking at rim at all.
    It really reminds me of a Pinot from Burgundy, and even by putting it under the nose.
    Sous-bois, cassis, blueberry, red currant, wet leaves, capsicum, bay leaf, mushrooms, leather, coffee bean and bitter cocoa, good minerality and graphite finish. Complex.
    Elaegance and subtlelty on the nose, almost burgundian.
    Good concentration on the palate, considering the vintage, the palate is very juicy and racy.
    Tannins are beautifully integrated.
    Not very concentrated or powerful yet austere and silky.
    Classic Pauillac mouthfeel with its distinctive bitterness, sweet spices..
    13% and i would say this is velvety and drinkable Bordeaux right now.
    After almost 10 years the wine is for sure ready and pleasurable to drink, but i think it may will develop further complexity, even if it will not be for sure a banger, it will retain its charming and elegant character for many years, tannins are still there, acidity is high.
    Maybe there’s a green, leafy and herbal note that comes over, but not overwhelming the balance.
    Great effort and result, for a great and alluring Cabernet Sauvignon.

  • SouthernStateofMind wrote:

    September 26, 2020 - Decanted four (4) hours. Muted red/black fruit; forest floor & green pepper. In a difficult year; a decent effort but under ripe elements overwhelm here. At seven (7) years of age; I find little evidence this is going to have any demonstrable improvement. Drink now.

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  • jee27 wrote: 90 points

    May 31, 2020 - Faute du petit dernier né en 2013 j’aurais jamais acheté ce vin. On essaie ce soir la 1ère de deux. Disons en ouverture que 2013 a été catastrophique pour Bordeaux. Un vin fait à 100% de Cabernet Sauvignon. Il a eu besoin d’une heure en carafe pour prendre en densité. Le vin est prêt à boire le bois est parfaitement intégré et les tannins dissous. Malheureusement à l’ouverture on ne retrouve ni la finesse ni le côté féminin que j’adore chez lui normalement; le poivron vert et le menthol sont assez dominant au nez et il manque de fruité et de densité. Après 2 heures en carafe il développe un bouquet floral sur les fruits bleus, violettes, lavende, tabac et cèdre. La bouche est d’une telle finesse mais c’est mince rappelant certains Bourgognes. Le dernier Pichon Comtesse que j’ai eu la chance de boire avait été offert par Fontaine à Shawi l’été passé et avait été mémorable...un 1990 en très grande forme! Il faut être honnête celui-ci mérite 90 pts sans plus du moins pour l’instant.

  • otto60 wrote: 91 points

    May 27, 2020 - Deep colour with signs of starting maturity
    Green notes and bellpepper that become stronger with air.
    Nice fruit good length.

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 89 points

    July 11, 2017 - Medium bodied, soft textured and floral, with an element of spice and tobacco on top of the bright, fresh, red fruits. This is not a long term aging wine, my guess is, the wine will be best before it hits 10 years of age. The harvest took place from September 30 to October 9.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • 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, 734599550133

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 50 (10%)
  • In Cellars 340 (69%)
  • Consumed 105 (21%)

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