2010 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux Blend

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

Reviews for 2010 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux Blend

WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2013
With signs of new wood on the palate, this is a wine that maintains the polished feel of the wines from Pichon Lalande. It has a stronger presence of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend than in the past, making it more... With signs of new wood on the palate, this is a wine that maintains the polished feel of the wines from Pichon Lalande. It has a stronger presence of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend than in the past, making it more structured than its predecessors, with a dominance of black currant flavor. It shows the soft side of the vintage, but is also meant for aging.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
95+ The 2010 Pichon Lalande is performing extremely well and at the top of the range I predicted several years ago. A final blend dominated much more by Cabernet Sauvignon than usual (66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot... 95+ The 2010 Pichon Lalande is performing extremely well and at the top of the range I predicted several years ago. A final blend dominated much more by Cabernet Sauvignon than usual (66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot), the wine is a tighter, more tannic and structured version of this famed Pauillac, which often tends to have more of a St-Julien-like personality than most Pauillacs. Structured, backward and tannic, yet showing a fat mid-palate that is more savory, broader and more expansive than I remember from barrel, this wine is somewhat reminiscent of the 1986, given the Cabernet Sauvignon domination of the blend. Full-bodied, impressively endowed, and less sexy and velvety than normal, this is a somewhat different style of Pichon Lalande than most readers have been used to. Whether you like it more or less will depend on your point of view, but this wine, unlike most Pichon Lalandes, needs a good 5-7 years of cellaring and should keep for 30+ years. - Robert Parker
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, July 2014
Rock-solid, with a classic Pauillac profile of cassis, iron and graphite. Layers of blueberry, blackberry and boysenberry fruit cover the grip for now, but there's serious muscle for the longer haul, revealing a lingering... Rock-solid, with a classic Pauillac profile of cassis, iron and graphite. Layers of blueberry, blackberry and boysenberry fruit cover the grip for now, but there's serious muscle for the longer haul, revealing a lingering pastis hint.—Non-blind Pichon Lalande vertical (July 2014). Best from 2020 through 2040.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2014
Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. Like the Grand Puy Lacoste 2010, the Pichon Lalande has a very attractive sea-influenced bouquet with brine and estuary scents infusing the crisp black fruit that gain... Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. Like the Grand Puy Lacoste 2010, the Pichon Lalande has a very attractive sea-influenced bouquet with brine and estuary scents infusing the crisp black fruit that gain intensity in the glass, yet remain very focused. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, perfectly judged acidity, silky smooth texture and a complete, harmonious finish that is very seductive. Beautiful.
JS 94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2013
This is a pretty and refined Pichon Lalande. Aromas of blueberries and blackberries with hints of earth and mushrooms. Full body, with velvety tannins and a juicy finish. I slightly prefer the 2009. Better in 2017.
JJB 95
John Sweeney - JJ Buckley, April 2011
66% cabernet sauvignon 24% merlot 7% cabernet franc and 3% petit verdot. Harvest began on Sep 22 with merlot and ended on Oct. 6 with cabernet. Yields are down from 49hl/ha in 2009 to 41 hl/ha in 2010. 50% new French oak... 66% cabernet sauvignon 24% merlot 7% cabernet franc and 3% petit verdot. Harvest began on Sep 22 with merlot and ended on Oct. 6 with cabernet. Yields are down from 49hl/ha in 2009 to 41 hl/ha in 2010. 50% new French oak is used. This wine has a classic Pauillac nose of raspberry cassis graphite and a touch of barrique. The texture is nice and supple with a long rich finish. This is a very successful vintage at Pichon Lalande as the wine is already quite delicious and should continue to drink well over the next 25 years.