2021 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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VN 98 WE 97 DC 96 JD 96 JL 96 JS 95 JA 95 WA 95
VN 98

Vinous, May 2022

(VN 96-98 points) Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Let's start with the good. The 2021 Pichon Comtesse is epic and certainly among the great wines of this vintage. Sadly, the coulure and mildew in the...
WE 97

Wine Enthusiast, June 2022

(WE 95–97 points) The wine's structure is a major factor here. It brings out sumptuous tannins to go with the juicy black fruits and spice tones. Black currants sing from this wine with its dominating Cabernet Sauvignon...
DC 96

Decanter, April 2022

Cocoa powder, iris notes, pink roses and black fruits - so fragrant - you just want to smell the wines in 2021 for hours. This is a seriously impressive Comtesse and stands out as one of my favourite wines of the vintage...
JD 96

jebdunnuck.com, June 2022

(JD 94-96+ points) One of the gems in the vintage is the 2021 Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, a Cabernet Sauvignon-heavy blend that includes 10% Cabernet Franc and just 2% Merlot, aging in 60% new barrel...
JL 96

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2022

(JL 94-96 points) With a nice depth of color for the vintage, you find flowers, blackberries, black cherries, tobacco wrapper, cigar box and spice in the nose. There is a sweetness to the fruit, combined with salinity...
JS 95

jamessuckling.com, May 2022

(JS 94-95 points) This is really spicy with peppercorns, cloves and Chinese spices, especially on the finish. Blackcurrants, too. Medium-bodied, firm and polished with a long, intense finish. 88% cabernet sauvignon, 10%...
JA 95

janeanson.com, April 2022

Concentrated, with mint leaf, black chocolate, cassis and blueberry, spice, and clear tannic hold. This is the highest level of Cabernet Sauvignon in Comtesse since 2013 when it was 100% Cabernet (and 13hl/h yield) and...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2022

(WA 94-95+ points) This estate is one of the most dynamic in contemporary Bordeaux, so it's no surprise that the 2021 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a terrific wine—though its a very atypical blend of 88%...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2021
Size 750ML
Closure Cork

Introducing the 2021 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, a remarkable Bordeaux blend that hails from the prestigious Pauillac region of France. This wine embodies the essence of elegance and finesse, showcasing the artistry of the esteemed producer, Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande.

In the glass, this red beauty unveils a deep, inviting color that captivates the senses. Aromas of wild berries, blackcurrants, and iris waft from the glass, captivating the olfactory senses with their intoxicating allure. As you delve deeper, subtle notes of licorice, black truffles, and cigar wrapper emerge, adding layers of complexity to the aromatic profile. The nose is further enriched by sweet soil tones, creating an enchanting bouquet that is sure to entice even the most discerning wine enthusiasts.

On the palate, this wine reveals its medium to full-bodied nature, offering a velvety texture that caresses the taste buds. The beautifully refined tannins provide structure and depth, while lively acids bring vibrancy and balance to the overall composition. The flavor profile is a symphony of blackberries, black cherries, and tobacco wrapper, complemented by hints of spice and cigar box. The fruit is wonderfully sweet, intermingling with a touch of salinity that adds complexity and intrigue. The finish is long and memorable, leaving a lasting impression of peppery, chewy red fruits and a strong touch of salt.

The 2021 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a wine of exceptional quality, showcasing the unique characteristics of the vintage. It is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Merlot, a departure from the traditional Bordeaux blend. The low crop yield of 15 hectoliters per hectare highlights the challenges faced in the vineyards during this vintage, making this wine a testament to the dedication and expertise of the winemaking team.

With its unparalleled elegance, refined tannins, and impeccable balance, the 2021 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a true gem in the world of Bordeaux wines. It promises to age gracefully, evolving and revealing new layers of complexity with time. This is a wine that will undoubtedly impress both connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike, making it a must-have addition to any discerning wine collection.