2008 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE 94
  • NM 94
  • CG 93
  • WA 92
  • ST 92
  • WS 91

Reviews for 2008 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux Blend

WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - 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.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - 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... 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 tannins very well knit a little softer and more forward but very composed with a pure velvety finish. This is a beautiful filigree Pauillac that should repay extended cellaring. Tasted January 2012.
CG 93
Connoisseurs' Guide - 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... 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.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 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... 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. Its dense plum/purple hue is accompanied by sweet aromas of red and black currants, charcoal, herbs, underbrush and a hint of truffles. This medium-bodied, rich, concentrated blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc is an elegant, supple Pichon Lalande that can be drunk now or cellared for 15-20 years. - Robert Parker
ST 92
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2011
Deep red. Lively aromas of cherry, redcurrant, flowers, chocolate and tobacco. Intensely flavored, suave and sweet, with ripe acidity framing the flavors of bitter cherry, licorice and loam. Finishes with broad, building... Deep red. Lively aromas of cherry, redcurrant, flowers, chocolate and tobacco. Intensely flavored, suave and sweet, with ripe acidity framing the flavors of bitter cherry, licorice and loam. Finishes with broad, building tannins and lingering smoky oak. This vibrant Pichon Lalande is built to age.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - 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... 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.
JJB 90
John Perry - JJ Buckley, April 2009
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.