Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac 2010

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Robert Parker states that 'since 1978, Pichon Lalande is unquestionably one of Pauillac's most consistently brilliant wines. It can even rival Lafite, Latour and Mouton.' Planted to 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 8% Petit Verdot, 2nd Growth powerhouse Pichon Lalande has vines averaging 35+ years and the wine spends 18-20 months in barrels, 50% of which are new. With its supple yet concentrated and tannin-driven style, it ages effortlessly yet drinks well on the younger side. Pichon Lalande is a powerful, yet classy effort year after year.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Brand Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
  • we96

Wine EnthusiastWith signs of new wood on the palate, this is a wine that maintains the polished feel of the wines from Pichon Lalande. It has a stronger presence of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend than in the past, making it more structured than its predecessors, with a dominance of black currant flavor. It shows the soft side of the vintage, but is also meant for aging.

Roger Voss, February 1, 2013
  • wa95+

Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Pichon Lalande is performing extremely well and at the top of the range I predicted several years ago. A final blend dominated much more by Cabernet Sauvignon than usual (66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot), 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 than I remember from barrel, this wine is somewhat reminiscent of the 1986, given the Cabernet Sauvignon domination of the blend. Full-bodied, impressively endowed, and less sexy and velvety than normal, this is a somewhat different style of Pichon Lalande than most readers have been used to. Whether you like it more or less will depend on your point of view, but this wine, unlike most Pichon Lalandes, needs a good 5-7 years of cellaring and should keep for 30+ years.

Robert Parker, February 2013
  • ws93

Wine SpectatorThis features an intense core of plush-textured blackberry, boysenberry and black currant fruit, steeped with mulled spice, singed apple wood and anise notes. A strong, loamy feel courses through the finish, with latent grip. Very solid, but not where this wine should be in this vintage. Best from 2015 through 2030.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2013