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2008 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA96
  • WE95
  • CG93
  • WS91
  • JP90

Reviews

WA96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
The 2008 Pichon Lalande's final blend was 63% Cabernet Sauvignon 29% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Only 38% of the crop made it into the grand vin and the result is a wine that blows away the... The 2008 Pichon Lalande's final blend was 63% Cabernet Sauvignon 29% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Only 38% of the crop made it into the grand vin and the result is a wine that blows away the 2005. Terrific texture and opulence forward fruit sweet tannin and a lush personality are found in this dense purple-colored 2008 along with copious quantities of sweet berries roasted coffee underbrush black currant and black cherry fruit. Sensationally pure textured and full-bodied this will be a flamboyant showy offering in its youth but it is capable of lasting 20-30 years.
WE95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 2013
no tasting note given.
CG93
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, January 2013
Vying for top honors with the wonderfully rich Chateau Lynch Bages Pichon Longueville Lalande is an outstanding claret of real pedigree whose immense optimally ripe fruit and richness come with near-perfect balance... Vying for top honors with the wonderfully rich Chateau Lynch Bages Pichon Longueville Lalande is an outstanding claret of real pedigree whose immense optimally ripe fruit and richness come with near-perfect balance. Big-bodied but graceful even as its ample tannins take hold it shows uncanny sophistication even while being youthfully rough at the edges. It is a bit of a crowd-pleaser even now but its very best lies at least eight to ten years ahead.
WS91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Builds slowly as the mesquite and roasted plum aromas slowly give way to more layers of tobacco hot stone cassis chestnut and graphite. The long finish really stretches out with mineral and tobacco notes. Best from 2013... Builds slowly as the mesquite and roasted plum aromas slowly give way to more layers of tobacco hot stone cassis chestnut and graphite. The long finish really stretches out with mineral and tobacco notes. Best from 2013 through 2020.-J.M.
JP90
John Perry - JJ Buckley, January 2013
Attractive aromas that blend notes of mint and rosemary with bold red fruits. This is extremely big full and round on the palate but there is definitely a balance as well. A nice surprise however the tannins will... Attractive aromas that blend notes of mint and rosemary with bold red fruits. This is extremely big full and round on the palate but there is definitely a balance as well. A nice surprise however the tannins will certainly need to resolve themselves a bit before this really starts to show its potential.