2009 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 96
  • WA 95
  • WE 95
  • NM 94
  • IWC 94
  • WS 93

Reviews for 2009 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux Blend

JS 96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2012
What a great nose of blackberries currants and spices. Hints of fresh herbs. Full body with ultra-fine tannins and lovely fruit. Such finesse and beauty. Wonderful to taste. Reminds me of the legendary 1982. Try in 2018.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
A beautiful effort the 2009 Pichon Lalande a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot possesses copious mocha lead pencil unsmoked high class tobacco black currant forest floor and herbaceous... A beautiful effort the 2009 Pichon Lalande a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot possesses copious mocha lead pencil unsmoked high class tobacco black currant forest floor and herbaceous characteristics. It is a deep purple-hued charming surprisingly open-knit Pauillac with wonderful freshness a plump fleshy mouthfeel opulence and unctuosity medium to full body and a well-delineated luscious style. More elegant than its nearby neighbor Pichon Longueville Baron and not as massive in concentration and extract it is one of the great Pichon Lalandes of the last twenty years.
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
A seductive wine deliciously ripe with the softest juiciest fruit over smoky new wood. The wine shows intense fruit as well as a soft Merlot core. The tannins are beautifully integrated in this ripely sweet wine.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2013
Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Pichon Lalande '09 has a far more understated bouquet with black cherries, pencil shavings, cedar and mint - classic Pauillac in other words, but very intense and precise... Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Pichon Lalande '09 has a far more understated bouquet with black cherries, pencil shavings, cedar and mint - classic Pauillac in other words, but very intense and precise. The palate is understated on the entry. This is very elegant, refined, very Lafite-like in style with a harmonious, citrus fresh finish that is long and sensual.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
Dark red. Sexy aromas of redcurrant smoke mocha espresso and tobacco with darker berry notes emerging as the wine opens in the glass. Rich lush and seamless but not yet filled in with its berry flavors complicated by... Dark red. Sexy aromas of redcurrant smoke mocha espresso and tobacco with darker berry notes emerging as the wine opens in the glass. Rich lush and seamless but not yet filled in with its berry flavors complicated by earth and herb elements. Not the last word in concentration but this sexy Pauillac is sweet shapely and remarkably accessible today. Finishes long suave and palate-coating with perfumed red berry flavor and an obvious chocolatey quality from the merlot component.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, July 2014
The ripe red currant, blackberry and boysenberry fruit is layered with black licorice snap, fruitcake and plum sauce notes. Has the fleshier edge of the vintage but retains a solidly racy graphite spine through the... The ripe red currant, blackberry and boysenberry fruit is layered with black licorice snap, fruitcake and plum sauce notes. Has the fleshier edge of the vintage but retains a solidly racy graphite spine through the finish. A step behind the '10 in density and energy, though hardly a slouch.—Non-blind Pichon Lalande vertical (July 2014). Best from 2018 through 2035. 15,000 cases made.
JJB 94
Jeff Loo - JJ Buckley, January 2012
75% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Merlot and 5% Petite Verdot aged in 50% new oak. Dark red color with slight pink hues. The nose opens with rose petals mocha and roasted meats that linger as strawberries cassis currants and... 75% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Merlot and 5% Petite Verdot aged in 50% new oak. Dark red color with slight pink hues. The nose opens with rose petals mocha and roasted meats that linger as strawberries cassis currants and mint appear. Soft accents of leather and sweet oak emerge later. The palate is long displays robust tannins and has nice flavors but is lacking some of the complexity that great vintages of Pichon Lalande develop. Nevertheless this is still a showy wine that needs time. Give it 3-5 years and enjoy over the next two decades.