2011 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux Blend
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2011 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE 94
  • JS 93
  • NM 93
  • WS 91
  • RP 89
  • IWC 88

Reviews for 2011 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux Blend

WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2014
Don’t be fooled by the easy fruitiness of this delicious wine, because underneath the blackberry flavors is a powerfully tannic structure. Opulent and dense, it promises considerable aging. Drink this complex wine from 2018.
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2014
A 2011 with blackberry, dark-chocolate and smoked-meat character. Full body, silky tannins and a long, intense finish. All about balance and polish. Very fine. Needs three to four years to soften. Try in 2017.
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2012
(NM91-93 points) The headline is that this vintage of Pichon Lalande has the highest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon ever: 78% accompanied by 8% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. It is aged in 60% new oak... (NM91-93 points) The headline is that this vintage of Pichon Lalande has the highest percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon ever: 78% accompanied by 8% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. It is aged in 60% new oak and has an IPT of 75. It has a very strict bouquet, obviously dominated by the Cabernet with notes of blackcurrant, tobacco, graphite, a hint of Christmas cake and that tincture of blood orange evident in the second wine. The palate is medium-bodied with a linear, conservative entry that expands nicely in the mouth. It has fine acidity, good tension, fine weight but it is very tightly wound, more so than usual at this nascent stage. Leaving it aside, there is a hint of Lapsong Souchang and graphite towards the finish that shows a little hardness, but that should soften by the time of bottling. A very Pauillac-like Pichon, perhaps the little brother of the 1996? Tasted twice with consistent notes.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2014
Warm savory and tobacco leaf notes lead the way, with a cedary frame surrounding the lightly mulled plum and cherry fruit. Cassis bush and tobacco accents are embedded on the finish. Very solid, but lacks extra drive... Warm savory and tobacco leaf notes lead the way, with a cedary frame surrounding the lightly mulled plum and cherry fruit. Cassis bush and tobacco accents are embedded on the finish. Very solid, but lacks extra drive. Best from 2015 through 2027. – JM
RP 89
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
The dark ruby/plum-colored 2011 Pichon Longueville, Comtesse de Lalande is an elegant, suave, medium-bodied effort with abundant black cherry and red and black currant fruit. Nearly St.-Julien-like in its texture and... The dark ruby/plum-colored 2011 Pichon Longueville, Comtesse de Lalande is an elegant, suave, medium-bodied effort with abundant black cherry and red and black currant fruit. Nearly St.-Julien-like in its texture and personality, this is a well-made, finesse-styled Pauillac to drink over the next 10-15 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
IWC 88
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2014
88+ Deep ruby. Musky, smoke-accented aromas and flavors of dark cherry, blackberry, violet and underbrush. Plush and full-bodied, with suave flavors of dark berries, bitter chocolate, herbs and scorched earth. Shows good... 88+ Deep ruby. Musky, smoke-accented aromas and flavors of dark cherry, blackberry, violet and underbrush. Plush and full-bodied, with suave flavors of dark berries, bitter chocolate, herbs and scorched earth. Shows good depth and density but doesn't have quite the length for outstanding. - Ian D'Agata