(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.
The nose is distinguished by a bouquet of aromas, mixing blackcurrant and violet, vanilla and cinnamon. In the palate, the tannins appear mature and melted, revealing a strong and affirmed structure, a surprising suppleness, perfect harmony and long persistency. The wine is seductive when young without prejudicing its longevity. James Laubé of the Wine Spectator baptised Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, "A First Class Second Cru", a most fitting tribute.
Wine AdvocateRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate