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2008 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 2015 - 2033 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 108

  • mfimiani47@gmail.com Likes this wine: 89 points

    January 17, 2023 - Part of 08 Bordeaux blind tasting with Toronto Vintner’s Club. Fell in the middle of the pack for me but wonder whether this just needs more time. GPL ended up being the group’s collective favorite.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • silhouette88 Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 29, 2022 - Decanted for 2+ hours.
    Aroma: savory notes, dried herbs, cedar, tobacco and menthol. Cherries and cigars on the nose on day 5.
    Palate: initial explosion of savory flavors, herbs, cigars, bright acidity in the beginning then tapers off, integrated tannins with a long finish. Paired with a baby bell white cheddar which brought this wine to a completely new level. The acidity of the cheese brought out the fruit and sweetness of the wine and mellowed the acidity and tannins. Also paired with linguine with bacon, cremini mushrooms and peas with the same results. This was even better on day 5. Very soft and mellow. Shockingly paired well with Zha Jiang Mian. This Bordeaux is definitely a food pairing wine than without. Brava! 92-93

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

    October 10, 2022 - In the bouquet dark and red berries, cigar, cedar, vanilla, smoke and forest. On the palate juicy dark berries, soft herbs and spices, graphite, leather and beautiful oak. Beautiful and luxurious wine which will probably improve with more ageing. 93++

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  • jviz wrote: 93 points

    August 25, 2022 - Last glass was the best. Slow ox for a couple hours, then followed for a few. Open aromatics, Blackberry fruits, cedar shavings that integrate with air, crisp acidity on the wave of dark fruit. Tobacco and pen ink, the latter is for me becoming a tell for PLL in cooler vintages. Pretty and grand at the same time.

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  • Steve Hutto wrote:

    August 14, 2022 - Not ready. Will need at least 5 more years. Just not that interesting now.

    Day 2: still muted and not interesting. Is this wine dead or in a dumb phase?

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  • 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
    2008 Bordeaux - Now at age 10, 2/28/2019 (link)

    (Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse De Lalande Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/2/2018 (link)

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

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  • By Neal Martin
    2008 Bordeaux: A Day In A Life (Feb 2018), 2/18/2018 (link)

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

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  • By Richard Hemming, MW
    2/1/2018 (link)

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

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  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2018, 2/1/2018 (link)

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  • By Jane Anson
    2008 Bordeaux 10 Years on, 1/1/2018 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/28/2017 (link)

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  • By James Suckling
    6/16/2016 (link)

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The World of Fine Wine

  • December 2012, Issue #38 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2012, 11/1/2012 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/19/2012 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2011, Issue #34, Re-Visiting the 2008 Bordeaux Vintage: Is It Superior to Both 2009 and 2010?

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2011, IWC Issue #157 (link)

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

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2011, Issue #31, Snapshot of the 2008 Bordeaux Vintage- Really a Lovely and Classically Proportioned Year

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    10/19/2010 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2010 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2010 (link)

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The World of Fine Wine

  • June 2009, Issue #24 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/4/2009 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Ian D'Agata
    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2009 (link)

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Vinous

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

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/21/2011 (link) 92 points

    (Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande) Very dark red violet color; rich, appealing, cassis, currant nose with herbal lift; tight, tart cassis, currant, cedar palate with depth, needs 7-plus years; medium-plus finish 92+ pts. (63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • 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 000004036760, 087000352896, 3419466138245, 3419466174649, 3419466194913, 3519340080216, 400001335123, 400001738474, 4000118431266, 649185968080, 714153023150, 734599505089, 734599550119

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 830 (10%)
  • In Cellars 5,098 (64%)
  • Consumed 1,991 (25%)

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Community Recommendations

A triple comparo with the vintages of 1997 and 2007. Ari provided the 07. Tasted similar across vintages, easy to drink but 07 was best. Anything wrong with my wine storage? My wine fridge can fluctuate 5 degrees a day, elegant nose, in between motor cut-off and restart. No choice when our ambience temperature here is high.

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