2012 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 92
  • JS 92
  • AG 92
  • WA 90
  • CG 90

Reviews for 2012 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux Blend

WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2015
A gutsy, terroir -driven style, with briar-edged grip carrying notes of macerated black currant fruit, fig and plum sauce. Shows lots of dark anise through the finish, along with roasted apple wood and a hint of... A gutsy, terroir -driven style, with briar-edged grip carrying notes of macerated black currant fruit, fig and plum sauce. Shows lots of dark anise through the finish, along with roasted apple wood and a hint of cassis bush. Delivers excellent range, purity and energy. Best from 2018 through 2027. — J.M.
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2015
Wonderful nose of wet earth, mushrooms and berries. Full to medium body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Sleek and polished. Needs two to three years of bottle age to soften. 59% cabernet sauvignon, 28% merlot, 8%... Wonderful nose of wet earth, mushrooms and berries. Full to medium body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Sleek and polished. Needs two to three years of bottle age to soften. 59% cabernet sauvignon, 28% merlot, 8% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot.
AG 92
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, January 2016
The 2012 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a wine built on finesse. Intensely aromatic and nuanced, the 2012 is decidedly medium in body and structure, yet all the elements are nicely balanced throughout. Sweet... The 2012 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a wine built on finesse. Intensely aromatic and nuanced, the 2012 is decidedly medium in body and structure, yet all the elements are nicely balanced throughout. Sweet tobacco, spices, new leather, cedar, flowers and savory herbs add lovely shades of dimension. The 2012 is a very pretty wine, even if a bit of excitement is missing. At the same time, the 2012 turns darker and more brooding in the glass as the tannins tighten up, which suggests the wine is still settling into its personality. It will be interesting to see how things shape up with more time in bottle. Winemaker Nicolas Glumineau describes 2012 as a challenging and inconsistent growing season that saw high temperatures in the summer alternating with periods of heavy rain. The blend is 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, aged in 55% new oak.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2015
The grande dame, the 2012 Pichon Lalande represents only 50% of their harvest production. It has soft, round tannins, endearing elegance, and up-front fruit. It is not a blockbuster, but its lush, richly fruity style is... The grande dame, the 2012 Pichon Lalande represents only 50% of their harvest production. It has soft, round tannins, endearing elegance, and up-front fruit. It is not a blockbuster, but its lush, richly fruity style is charming and seductive, with raspberry, blueberry, mocha and blackcurrant fruit and a deep ruby/purple color. This medium-bodied, supple-textured wine is surprisingly precocious and forward, and therefore best drunk over the next 15 years. The final blend was 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
CG 90
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, June 2015
Riper and far richer than is norm for the 2012 Haut- Médocs and a wine that is unexpectedly showy right now, the latest Pichon Lalande is by comparison a substantial and rather wide-open wine with a marked... Riper and far richer than is norm for the 2012 Haut- Médocs and a wine that is unexpectedly showy right now, the latest Pichon Lalande is by comparison a substantial and rather wide-open wine with a marked predilection to softness. It is not without tannin, but it is neither tough nor abrasive, and its hard- to-ignore plushness signals the need for no more than four or five years of cellaring.