(2002 Vintage) 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 Advocate(1997 Vintage) Rating: (87-88) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 116 on Apr-98
Wine Advocate(1995 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate.
Wine Spectator(1995 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/98
Robert Parker(2007 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 05/21/2010
Robert Parker(2009 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010