Château-Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse-de-Lalande Pauillac 2009

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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
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Brand Château-Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse-de-Lalande
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateA beautiful effort, the 2009 Pichon Lalande, a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, possesses copious mocha, lead pencil, unsmoked, high class tobacco, black currant, forest floor and herbaceous characteristics. It is a deep purple-hued, charming, surprisingly open-knit Pauillac with wonderful freshness, a plump, fleshy mouthfeel, opulence and unctuosity, medium to full body and a well-delineated, luscious style. More elegant than its nearby neighbor, Pichon Longueville Baron, and not as massive in concentration and extract, it is one of the great Pichon Lalandes of the last twenty years.

Robert Parker, February 2012
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastA seductive wine, deliciously ripe with the softest, juiciest fruit over smoky new wood. The wine shows intense fruit as well as a soft Merlot core. The tannins are beautifully integrated in this ripely sweet wine.

Roger Voss, February 1, 2012
  • ws94

Wine SpectatorOffers a dark roasted core of plum sauce, warm fig paste, melted licorice and singed cedar, while a mouthwatering iron edge and a lovely smoldering tobacco note add lift and length through the finish. A touch restrained now, but should blossom with cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2033. 15,000 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2012