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2003 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 2011 - 2026 (Edit)
CT92.7 431 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 332

  • SimonG wrote: 91 points

    January 9, 2023 - Blind. Deep ruby, still quite dense but clearly with some evolution. Blackcurrant and graphite nose. Similar on attack with an initially firm structure that pushes me to ‘95. Finely grippy. Apparently not 95, so probably 03. Lovely surprise when revealed — nothing drying here, the fruit and structure are balanced and it seems to be ageing well. It’s helped by a raw steak but regardless it’s a good wine, and not the alcoholic monster some recent vintages seem to be. There’s a little more wine and more energy here than the 02 Lynch B alongside. ****

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  • hoservin Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 25, 2022 - Decanted for 1.5 hours. Nose of blackberry, black cherry, currant, graphite, forest floor and leather. Red and black fruit, anise, graphite and forest floor on the palate. Very long, soft, dry finish. Medium to full bodied. Served with roast beef and a persillade sauce.

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  • walkerjfw wrote: 95 points

    December 7, 2022 - Paolo generously shared this bottle with me pre-dinner. My first time with this vintage of the wine - a great chance to taste a warm (and at time controversial) vintage. Decanted prior

    Garnet color, showing some age. Nose showing dark fruit, menthol and graphite. Palate showing blackcurrant, cherry, earth notes, pencil. Very rich through the mid palate, silky and luxurious. Medium/full body, long finish.

    In a great spot right now. Warm vintage turned to the advantage of delivering a full body and depth throughout. It will doubtless go for another decade plus. That said, really worth opening this now, especially if you have more than one

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  • S-C-S Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 1, 2022 - Decant for 30 min up to 60min in a tight decanter … 2003 Californian power fade during the last 2 years, now much more elegant.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • edub7 wrote: 95 points

    October 30, 2022 - Coming from a magnum, prisitine shape. Color has some age to it with a burnt umber rim constasted by a deep and dark core. Fresh fragrant nose. Smells very much like Pichon Lalande, with various fruits and cool menthol.

    On the palate more of the same. Still fresh and vibrant. This wine in 2003 has always been soft and sexy, yet one of the more lively wines of the very warm vintage. This wine is prime now. Pretty direct, but has some subtle and delcate naunces.

    While this claret will hold for years to come, it's in a nice stage right now to drink up, Poured in a decanter and really developed its first hour, however it did not go anywhere after hour 2-3+ and was rather at its best within the first 2 hours out of the bottle.
    A nice uber prime wine to open now.

    A great testament and release from this label during a hot vintage.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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    Sep/Oct 2019, Issue #83, Château Pichon-Lalande The Most Elegant Of the Super Seconds

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

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Up From the Cellar and Misc. New Releases, 12/12/2017 (link)

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  • By Richard Hemming, MW
    11/5/2013 (link)

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    3/21/2013 (link)

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    March 2013, 3/1/2013 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • March 2009, Issue #23 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/18/2008 (link)

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    1/23/2008 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/3/2005 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2005 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/7/2005 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2004, IWC Issue #114 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/6/2007 (link) 91 points

    (Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande) Mocha and cocoa nose; tasty palate of coffee, mocha and cassis; medium finish 91+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • 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 071570017682, 080732138011, 087000347090, 087000352896, 3419466138245, 3419466144260, 3700274600926, 3760152660091, 400001738474, 714153023150, 714153144633, 734599505089, 734599550119

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 217 (1%)
  • In Cellars 10,345 (68%)
  • Consumed 4,599 (30%)

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