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1995 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 2006 - 2022 (Edit)
CT93.2 531 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 447

  • Elkcims wrote: 94 points

    January 21, 2023 - Double decant, drank over a couple days. Pencil lead, old leather, dried herbs, muted brambleberry, a bit tart initially, resolved after 3 hours. Medium bodied. Lucky for me, my wife didn’t care for it!

    I wouldn’t bet on this improving but it’s probably got another 5 years.

  • Decanting Queen Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 12, 2023 - This may have been my favorite wine at the table although it was close. Drinking fantastically well and not dissimilar to the bottle I had in November. Neither were mine or from the same source so that bodes well for the consistency of this wine. Leather, tobacco, pencil lead on the nose, cassis and plums on the palate and a long finish. Such a classic and in a perfect window right now.

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  • liber Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 7, 2023 - 17th of 24, decanted 90 minutes, perfect cork and level, consistent with last bottle in December 20, lovely, tertiary flavours developing nicely, generous as ever for a 95, indeed one of the wines of the vintage, plateau 20+ years. F+ (18).

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  • Nanda wrote: 93 points

    January 2, 2023 - Spectacular bottle in a peak window. Loads of tobacco and bell pepper infused plum fruit that is perfectly plush and rich. Suave tannins fully integrated and offering a nice backbone. Wine of the vintage?

  • tbabes wrote: 95 points

    December 25, 2022 - Decanted an hour before service; the fill was into the neck and the cork was pristine. Deep garnet, turning to blood red at the rim. Classic bouquet, eventually opening up to reveal scents of dried plums, briar patch, cigar box, scorched earth; hints of black truffle. Medium bodied, made in a classic style, with a velvety texture, excellent grip and delineation, with a long and savory finish.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/5/2021 (link)

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

Decanter

  • By Stephen Brook
    Decanter's November 2017 Fine Wine Encounter, 11/11/2017 (link)

    (Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Chicago Recap, 11/2/2011

    (Pichon Lalande) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/17/2011 (link)

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

The World of Fine Wine

  • March 2009, Issue #23 (link)

    (Chateau Pichon Lalande) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/25/2005 (link)

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

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1998, IWC Issue #78 (link)

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

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    1995 and 1994 Bordeaux (May 1996), 5/1/1996 (link)

    (Pichon-longueville Comtesse De Lalande Pichon-longueville Comtesse De Lalande) Subscribe to see review text.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    11/25/2011 (link) 91 points

    (Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande) Very dark red violet color; herbaceous, olive, tart currant nose; mature, tart currant, olive palate; medium-plus finish 91+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/17/2010 (link) 94 points

    (Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande) Bricking medium dark red violet color; earthy, deep, olive, tart black fruit, herbaceous nose; tasty, herbaceous, tart cassis, tobacco, mineral palate with chewy, sweet tannins; medium-plus finish 94+ pts. (my #1 of the flight, group's #2 out of 8 )

  • By Richard Jennings
    7/25/2008 (link) 92 points

    (Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande) Group's #4 (my #4) – 30 pts; 0, 1, 0, 1 – Bricking dark red violet color; nice, tart blackberry and berry nose with a touch of lamb/beef jus; elegant and solid palate of tart plum, cassis, rich and balanced; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/24/2006 (link) 94 points

    (Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande) Lovely nose; classic, elegant Bordeaux, with plush tannins; medium finish

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    11/23/2004 (link)

    (Pichon Lalande) This was tight but gorgeous. Classic PL nose of spice, green acorn, plum, cassis and tar. Some oak too but very well integrated. Long finish and great elegance. Young but still pretty expressive. Very promising. Check back in five years.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1995
  • 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 000004751007, 080732138011, 087000352896, 088388640001, 3419466138245, 400000913780, 400001738474, 714153023150, 734599505089, 734599550119

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 126 (1%)
  • In Cellars 7,982 (64%)
  • Consumed 4,283 (35%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Lots of black cherry

Who Likes This Wine

98% Like It  127 votes

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