2008 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
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REVIEWS

VN 97 JA 94 NM 94 WE 94 CG 93 JS 93 WA 92 WS 91
VN 97

Vinous, October 2017

Super-ripe black cherry, plum, smoke, licorice make a strong opening statement in the 2008 Pichon Lalande. The late harvest that year yielded a decidedly super-ripe, exotic Pichon Lalande with captivating inner sweetness...
JA 94

janeanson.com, July 2021

The bilberry and cassis fruit is tinged with smoked toffee edging, a lovely gourmet touch balanced by black chocolate, crushed earth and fresh mint uplift on the finish. 2008 saw a cool August followed by a dry sunny...
NM 94

Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2012

Tasted ex-château and single blind in Southwold. The Pichon Lalande 2008 is backward on the nose: tightly coiled blackberry raspberry cedar and mint: classic Pauillac fruit profile. The palate is medium-bodied with fine...
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, April 2011

Stylish wine, balanced, intensely elegant. It has freshness and also weight, encased in a structure that is poised, beautifully integrating black currant fruit and chocolate flavors.
CG 93

Connoisseur's Guide, March 2011

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...
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, June 2016

A tight and tangy red with currant, spice and dried mushroom character. Full body, chewy tannins and a fresh finish. This needs time to open. Decant two hours or wait until 2020.
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011

The 2008 is a beauty in the style of the 1988. Although not performing as well as I predicted last year, it is unquestionably an outstanding effort as well as one of the better values from Pichon Lalande in many years...
WS 91

Wine Spectator, December 2010

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...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2008
Size 1.5L