Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 2005

  • RP: 89

    Robert Parker Score

    89

    Close
  • WA: 100

    Wine Advocate Score

    100

    Close
  • WS: 92

    Wine Spectator Score

    92

    Close
  • JR: 85

    Jancis Robinson Score

    17

    Close
  • + Wine critic

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
Wine.com (CA)
San Francisco, CA (2,500 mi)
USD 79.99
750ml
Buy Now
Zachys Wine Auctions (New York)
White Plains, NY (240 mi)
USD 80.00
750ml
Buy Now
See 77 more prices »

Deep ruby-red. Very sexy aromas of currant, blackberry and brown sugar, all lifted by an ineffable floral quality from the thoroughly ripe Cabernet... Read more

Classic character. Intense aromas of currant and minerals follow through to full-bodied palate, with loads of velvety tannins and a long, long fini... Read more

A distinctive bouquet of violets, soy, pepper, blackberries, cassis, and tree bark gives this 2001 a singular style. This dense ruby/purple-colored... Read more

Set your rating:
Save

Examples: Value Wine, Would Recommend, For the Cellar, Etc...

All Prices

Shipping to:

User Reviews for Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac

External Reviews for Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Classic character. Intense aromas of currant and minerals follow through to full-bodied palate, with loads of velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Some people find this herbaceous, but it reminds me of a currant bush more than something green. This character is due to a higher percent of Petit Verdot than normal. Muscular Pichon. Best after 2010.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A distinctive bouquet of violets, soy, pepper, blackberries, cassis, and tree bark gives this 2001 a singular style. This dense ruby/purple-colored blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and a whopping 14% Petit Verdot exhibits plenty of structure, wonderful sweetness, a closed style, but a rich, textured, persistent character. The unusually large percentage of Petit Verdot gives the wine more structure and less initial charm. This beauty needs some time in the cellar. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2018.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 1996 Pichon-Lalande is just as awesome from the bottle as it was form multiple cask tastings. For Pichon-Lalande, the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon is atypically high. This wine normally contains 35-50% Merlot in the blend, but the 1996 is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Only 50% of the estate's production made it into the grand vin. The color is a saturated ruby/purple. The nose suggests sweet, nearly overripe Cabernet Sauvignon, with its blueberry/blackberry/cassis scents intermixed with high quality, subtle, toasty new oak. Deep and full-bodied, with fabulous concentration and a sweet, opulent texture, this wine was singing in full harmony in January. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2025.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Despite slightly strange aromas (plum-skin, berry, stewed tomato) this is pretty to taste. Medium to full in body, with round, silky tannins and a tobacco, berry character on the finish. Drink now or hold.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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.


1 2 3 4 5  ...  8

Ratings & Tags for Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac

rated this wine
4.50 5
01/01/2013

rated this wine
5.00 5
10/07/2008

91558 Snooth User: jsw183
rated this wine
5.00 5
10/08/2008

Winemaker's Notes:

"Beautiful currant, berry and licorice aromas follow through to a full body, with tar and berry character, fine tannins and a long finish." -The Wine Spectator<br/><br/><br/>93 pts., The Wine Spectator<br/><br/>

"Beautiful currant, berry and licorice aromas follow through to a full body, with tar and berry character, fine tannins and a long finish." -The Wine Spectator<br/><br/><br/>93 pts., The Wine Spectator<br/><br/>

Photos

+ Add Image

1 2 3 4

Closure: Cork


Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Cabernet Sauvignon Top Lists








Snooth Media Network