2005 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 375ML
  • NM 95
  • WS 93
  • IWC 90

Reviews for 2005 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux Blend

NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2015
The Château Pichon-Lalande 2005 that was so divisive at birth but as I expected right from the beginning, this is maturing into a lovely Pauillac. It offers compelling tobacco and graphite scents on the nose, belying the... The Château Pichon-Lalande 2005 that was so divisive at birth but as I expected right from the beginning, this is maturing into a lovely Pauillac. It offers compelling tobacco and graphite scents on the nose, belying the Merlot content of this blend, reserved at first but opening gloriously in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin and well-judged acidity. There is an effortlessness quality about this Pichon-Lalande. ‘tis not the most powerful or decadent Pauillac but its is very sophisticated and refined.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2008
Beautiful currant berry and licorice aromas follow through to a full body with tar and berry character fine tannins and a long finish. I was expecting a little more from this but it's still outstanding. Best after 2013. -JS
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2008
Good full red-ruby. Very ripe musky aromas of black plum currant menthol dark chocolate mocha and meat; less pristine than the 2006 but rather youthfully subdued today. Then lush and fat but not overly sweet in the mouth... Good full red-ruby. Very ripe musky aromas of black plum currant menthol dark chocolate mocha and meat; less pristine than the 2006 but rather youthfully subdued today. Then lush and fat but not overly sweet in the mouth with a nice balance between ripe fruit and harmonious acidity. A full broad wine that builds slowly and lingers on the back end which features substantial but ripe round tannins. Can't quite match the young 2006 for vitality but this is distinctly more exotic in the style of the year.