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1999 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 2003 - 2016 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 111

  • Mark van Delft Likes this wine: 95 points

    January 20, 2023 - Pauillac can age gracefully, 24 years and years of life ahead: plum, espresso, blackberry, tobacco, cassis, smoke, dried black fruit, soft raisin, medium plus body, long finish. Q-event at Mei Wah

  • walkerjfw wrote: 90 points

    December 24, 2022 - Christmas eve with Valerie, Charlotte and Martha. Bottles purchased circa 2005, in my cellar since. Decanted for about 2 hours prior to drinking, served with my Balsamic Chicken risotto. Drank over 90 minutes.

    Medium ruby color, no real signs of age. Nose was red fruits, graphite, and. Red fruits, currants, floral notes, herbs and tobacco. Some secondary notes, lighter through the mid palate. Medium body and finish.

    Was tight when first opened, decant made a difference. Showing well now and should hold for a while. Seems there is some bottle variation (or range of expectations. This vintage lacks the depth and complexity of the 2000, but still enjoyable.

  • hargy Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 18, 2022 - I have never tasted a pichon lalande quite like this - very atypical - no sign of bricking at the edges but still the fruit is all but gone - it has a gentleness about it that I enjoyed - would drink soon though

  • Tao wrote: 93 points

    August 24, 2021 - Drink it over the course of two hours! Rather dark ruby in colour with a touch of orange hue, translucent, noble nose of ripe strawberries, a hint of sweetness, a touch of meatiness on the palate, not exceptionally complex, rather soothing with a medium finish, will put a smile on your face! A brilliant performance here!

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  • Cailles wrote: 94 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: Surprisingly, this was one of the wines of the tasting and almost on par with the 1996 (which has a higher precision but is a touch less sexy). This bottle showed quite expressive and intense with very ripe dark red berries, burnt sugar and coffee. On the palate it had lots of pure sweet strawberries, along with some cherries and darker berries, herbs, minerality, burnt sugar. Round structure, light and airy, the right amount of creaminess and freshness. At first I scored this 96+ point but that first boom quickly faded away and the wine became more pedestrian. Still 94 points are well deserved here. Given this experience, I would not decant the wine.

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  • By Neal Martin
    A Century of Bordeaux: The Nines (Sep 2019), 9/1/2019 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/25/2009 (link)

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The World of Fine Wine

  • March 2009, Issue #23 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/1/2004 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2002, IWC Issue #102 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2001, IWC Issue #96 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • 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 088388640001, 3419466138245, 6009617160200, 714153023150, 734599550119

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,680 (66%)
  • Consumed 873 (34%)

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Community Recommendations

marinated wild boar of the bbq, preserved meats, Red meat

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