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External Reviews for Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac
Black color, with intense Cabernet aromas of blackberries and currants and hints of mint. full-bodied and very firm, with silky tannins and a long, flavorful and caressing finish. A racy and well-structured Pichon-Lalande. Best after 2002.
Last year it was the "other Pichon" (Baron) that rose to the top to become our No. 1 wine. This vintage, the Pichon to seek out is Comtesse de Lalande for its characteristic, seductive suppleness and minty berry and cassis flavors. Ultra-fine tannins promise a long and happy life.
In recent years, Pichon Comtesse has developed an elegance all its own, with great style, smoothing out the real intensity of the wine. This 2005 continues in that tradition, a spice, fruity wine, which has restraint as well as hidden power.
Deep ruby-red. Very sexy aromas of currant, blackberry and brown sugar, all lifted by an ineffable floral quality from the thoroughly ripe Cabernet Sauvignon that comprises three-quarters of the blend. Dense, fresh and thick with extract; a wonderful combination of texture and guts. Has a core of steel and a powerful structure I haven't found in more recent vintages from this château. A very serious style of Pichon-Lalande, with much less Merlot than usual. Finishes with terrific length and grip. Drink between 2005 and 2025.
The aristocratic structure is there, even if this wine shows youthfully green - both in the stemminess of the young merlot fruit, and the green edge of the tannin. This is tight and lean in structure, with red fruit that shows plenty of staying power. It's the red fruit that lasts now, and will last as it ages. Staunchly Bordelais, this shows great length and harmony.
Plenty of tobacco, berry and cedar aromas and flavors. Medium- to full-bodied, with sweet fruit and refined tannins. Long and ripe fruit on the finish... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2001 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 750ml
A megawine, with layers of fruit and various levels of character. This exceptional Bordeaux is full-bodied and very tannic, with masses of rich fruit, berry and tobacco. Very velvety. This powerhouse needs time. Best after 2003.
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