2018 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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DC 99 JL 99 JD 98 WE 98 WS 98 JS 97 WA 97 JA 96
DC 99

Decanter, April 2019

This has to be up there with one of the most seductive Comtesses on record with layers of alternating softness and concentration combined with a lot of 2016’s elegance and power. The nose on this stands out a mile...
JL 99

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2021

With a remarkable depth of color, the wine opens from the glass with touches of espresso, smoke, tobacco, flowers, spice and an array of red and black fruits. Full-bodied, richly textured, opulent, velvety and silken, the...
JD 98

jebdunnuck.com, March 2021

(98+ points) The 2018 Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse De Lalande is a monster of a wine with an almost Château Latour-like stature and structure, offering deep, backward, slightly reductive notes of blackcurrants...
WE 98

Wine Enthusiast, May 2021

This famous estate at the southern end of Pauillac has produced a powerful wine. Packed blackberry fruits, laced with acidity, are just starting out on a long journey along with the tannins. The wine's elegance is...
WS 98

Wine Spectator, January 2021

Displays a seriously deep well of dark currant, blackberry paste and plum preserves fruit that needs some time to unwind fully, as it’s shrouded in warm earth, tobacco, singed cedar, sweet bay leaf and savory notes...
JS 97

jamessuckling.com, February 2021

Aromas of blackberry, dried blueberry, gravel, mocha and cigar box. Light fresh-herb undertone. It’s full-bodied with firm, ultra fine tannins and fresh acidity. Focused and minerally with a long finish. Great length...
WA 97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2021

(97+ points) The 2018 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot with a pH of 3.85, an IPT (total polyphenol index) of 87 and 14%...
JA 96

janeanson.com, July 2021

There is plenty of baby fat here, 2018 is a gourmet vintage with a rich and round mid-palate. Enjoyable fennel and tight black liqourice notes on the finish. This is a great vintage but the nuances have not been revealed...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2018
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2018 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a Bordeaux Blend from the esteemed Pauillac region of Bordeaux, France. This wine, with its deep garnet-purple color, exudes elegance and power from the moment it is poured. Crafted by the renowned producer Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, this wine is a true representation of the exceptional quality and craftsmanship that Bordeaux is known for.

On the nose, this wine offers an enticing bouquet of baked plums, ripe blackcurrants, and wild blueberries, complemented by hints of cedar chest, pencil lead, bouquet garni, and charcuterie. The aromas are rich, complex, and inviting, drawing you in with each sniff.

The palate of the 2018 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is beautifully crafted, showcasing seamless freshness and firm, grainy tannins. The black fruits are finely knit together, creating a harmonious balance of flavors. As you savor each sip, the wine reveals layers of espresso, smoke, tobacco, flowers, spice, and an array of red and black fruits. It is full-bodied, richly textured, opulent, velvety, and silken, leaving a lasting impression on the palate.

This wine has garnered high praise from critics. Wine Enthusiast awarded it a score of 98 points, noting its powerful blackberry fruits, preserved elegance, and considerable aging potential. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also rated it 97 points, praising its bold scents, beautifully crafted palate, and ability to age for another 30 years or more.

Decanter hailed this wine as one of the most seductive Comtesses on record, with layers of softness, concentration, elegance, and power. It received a score of 99 points, showcasing its complexity and finesse. Other esteemed publications such as TheWineCellarInsider.com, jebdunnuck.com, Vinous, Wine Spectator, James Suckling, and janeanson.com have also given this wine high scores, further solidifying its status as a truly exceptional Bordeaux Blend.

The 2018 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a wine that demands attention and respect. With its remarkable depth of flavor, seductive aromatics, and impeccable structure, it is a wine that will continue to evolve and captivate for decades to come. This is a wine for the connoisseur, the collector, and anyone who appreciates the artistry and beauty of Bordeaux.