Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac 2ème Grand Cru Classé
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139 Ratings
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac 2ème Grand Cru Classé

Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) : Dark inky fruit pure with cassis, tobacco, plum and fine spice, well integrated oak, very good structure, dense and voluminous with finely polished tannin, juicy dark fruit, very good length, silky and elegant, a nice lift from the estate.

Winemaker's Notes

Wine Advocate Review Rated 94 A stunning wine, Pichon-Lalande's 1983 has been gorgeous to drink for a number of years. It is one of the finest 1983s, especially for a northern Medoc. The color remains a dark ruby/purple, with slight lightening at the edge. The knock-out nose of roasted herbs, sweet, jammy black currants, and pain grille is followed by a full-bodied, gorgeously concentrated and well-proportioned wine with low acidity, plenty of glycerin, and a savory, highly extracted, fleshy read more...Wine Advocate Review Rated 94 A stunning wine, Pichon-Lalande's 1983 has been gorgeous to drink for a number of years. It is one of the finest 1983s, especially for a northern Medoc. The color remains a dark ruby/purple, with slight lightening at the edge. The knock-out nose of roasted herbs, sweet, jammy black currants, and pain grille is followed by a full-bodied, gorgeously concentrated and well-proportioned wine with low acidity, plenty of glycerin, and a savory, highly extracted, fleshy mouthfeel. This has always been one of the stars of the vintage. (Issue: Jan 1998) (hide)

Wine Advocate Review Rated 94 A stunning wine, Pichon-Lalande's 1983 has been gorgeous to drink for a number of years. It is one of the finest 1983s, especially for a northern Medoc. The color remains a dark ruby/purple, with slight lightening at the edge. The knock-out nose of roasted herbs, sweet, jammy black currants, and pain grille is followed by a full-bodied, gorgeously concentrated and well-proportioned wine with low acidity, plenty of glycerin, and a savory, highly extracted, fleshy read more...Wine Advocate Review Rated 94 A stunning wine, Pichon-Lalande's 1983 has been gorgeous to drink for a number of years. It is one of the finest 1983s, especially for a northern Medoc. The color remains a dark ruby/purple, with slight lightening at the edge. The knock-out nose of roasted herbs, sweet, jammy black currants, and pain grille is followed by a full-bodied, gorgeously concentrated and well-proportioned wine with low acidity, plenty of glycerin, and a savory, highly extracted, fleshy mouthfeel. This has always been one of the stars of the vintage. (Issue: Jan 1998) (hide)

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    still full of fruit; vanilla and plum nose; silky smooth texture ; long finish with hint of tannin stil

    4 months
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    musky oaky dry bouquet decent finish

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/11/2012
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 94-96 - As reviewed by Robert Parker
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 05/21/2010
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate.