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Community Tasting Notes (49) Avg Score: 94.3 points

  • Coravin and left in the glass around 30 mins before starting to drink. Not saying anything new to point out that this is far from ready. No particular nose to speak of at this stage - just a sense of reserved graphite. Palate again has that graphite character, very dark, cool poised and rather brooding. Savoury chew, a charred meat quality. Feels a bit betwixt and between - the lightness of the body doesn't quite mesh with the darkness of the flavours. Interesting to try again sometime though as there's a lot here.

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  • Decanted for 1.5 hours and served with filet mignon and bernaise sauce for Christmas dinner. Deeply colored with a nose of tobacco, leather and lead. Precise tannins and fruit balance in the mouth, with a long finish.

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  • The nose of the 2010 Pichon Comtesse is full of cassis, blackberry liqueur, espresso, oak, and a fresh snap of herb. Fullish body but not top-heavy, with enough acidity to balance the tannin and substance. Lots of oak and espresso. This is weighty, but may not quite have the effortless sophistication of the best Pichon Comtesse, for which I think one needs to rewind to the 1982 (1996?) or advance to the 2016. 94-95 points

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  • Stor vin, eftermet par timers decant fremragende, men gem mindst to ar mere

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  • From 375. Deep ruby with hints of tawny. Followed over 3 hours in the decanter. When first opened, an intensely ripe nose, almost tomato-preserve character. Profound black and red fruits - blackberry, plum, capsicum, musk and pencil lead. Coats the mouth, beautiful acidity and tannins linger for a long finish. Powerful stuff.

    After 90 minutes, tomato preserve has dissipated leaving beautiful, beautiful claret. Fruits still present, cassis, capsicum, herbal notes, graphite, some pleasant musk. Seriously ripe, but not sweet or sickly. Terribly curious to see where this goes in another 5 or 10 years - but good luck keeping it around that long.

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  • By Gary Walsh
    11/25/2015, (See more on The WINEFRONT...)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2013, IWC Issue #169, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac) Login and sign up and see review text.

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156, (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1921-2016 (Oct 2017), (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/18/2013, (See more on 95 points

    (Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande) Very dark ruby color; appealing, tart black currant, ripe plum, vanilla nose; tight, delicious, tart black currant, black fruit, espresso palate with plush, sweet tannins; needs 3-4 years; long finish (66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot)


  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2011, (See more on Winedoctor...) 17.5-18. points

    (Chateau Pichon-Lalande (Pauillac)) The harvest here brought in 40 hl/ha overall, and the final blend for the grand vin is Cabernet Sauvignon 66%, Merlot 24%, Cabernet Franc 7% and Petit Verdot 3%. The alcohol is 13.6%, the pH 3.7 and IPT 73. The wine has a vibrant purple hue with a crimson rim. A seductive red fruit aroma here, tinged with a little black plum and damson. Quite feminine in style, aromatic, beautifully perfumed. A very restrained style in the mouth, showing a stony definition at first, not as seductive as the nose perhaps suggested, here showing a gentle and harmonious style with perfumed red fruits sitting over fine-grained tannins. Very attractive and composed, elegant, but with an appealing if rather linear style here. Very polished in the end, entrancing and composed. And a good grip to the finish too. Lots of finesse here. Maybe I should score this a little higher?

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