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2009 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS96
  • WA95
  • WE95
  • ST94
  • WS94
  • JL

Reviews

JS96
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.
WA95
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... 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.
WE95
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.
ST94
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... 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.
WS94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
Offers a dark roasted core of plum sauce, warm fig paste, melted licorice and singed cedar, while a mouthwatering iron edge and a lovely smoldering tobacco note add lift and length through the finish. A touch restrained... Offers a dark roasted core of plum sauce, warm fig paste, melted licorice and singed cedar, while a mouthwatering iron edge and a lovely smoldering tobacco note add lift and length through the finish. A touch restrained now, but should blossom with cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2033. -JM
JL
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... 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.

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