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

Wine Description

(From 2013 Vintage) The nose is characterized by a bouquet of aromas supported mixing blackcurrant and violet, vanilla and cinnamon. On the palate, the tannins appear very present ripe and melted, revealing a confirmed structure, amazing flexibility.

Winemaker's Notes

Lovely expression of supple, rich fruit, beautiful middle palate, lacks perhaps the power of some wines in this vintage, but makes up for it in polish and elegance.

The wine is a tighter, more tannic and structured version of this famed Pauillac, which often tends to have more of a St-Julien-like personality than most Pauillacs. Structured, backward and tannic, yet showing a fat mid-palate that is more savory, broader and more expansive.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2006
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/98
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1997 Vintage) Rating: (87-88) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 116 on Apr-98