2023 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

JS 99 WA 99 DC 98 JA 98 JL 98 VN 98 JD 97 TWI 97
JS 99

jamessuckling.com, April 2024

(JS 98-99 points) Wow. This is really excellent, with superb finesse and focus. It has tight density that is almost diamond-like in its brilliance. Medium to full body, with a quality of tannin that is incredibly...
WA 99

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2024

(WA 97-99 points) The 2023 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a brilliant wine that will be worth a special effort to track down. Unwinding in the glass with aromas of wild berries and cassis mingled with...
DC 98

Decanter, April 2024

This smells divine, lovely lush blackcurrant and black cherry characters on the nose with pencil led, graphite, liquorice and menthol elements - very Pauillac on the nose. Gorgeous weight, supple and agile, great movement...
JA 98

janeanson.com, April 2024

Intense and luxurious, with wonderful balance and grip, has the old school feel of a powerful, structured but effortlessly drinkable Pauillac with the precison and sculpted fruit quality of recent vintages at this...
JL 98

TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2024

(JL 96-98 points) Cuban cigars, cocoa, espresso, currants, blackberries, flowers, truffles, and smoke. On the palate, the wine is as complex as the nose. This gem is silky, sensuous, polished, fresh, and alive. The...
VN 98

Vinous, April 2024

(VN 96-98 points) The 2023 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande was picked from September 6 until 29, with some rain on September 20 in the middle of Cabernet picking. But, Nicolas Glumineau remarked that the...
JD 97

jebdunnuck.com, May 2024

(JD 95-97+ points) The Grand Vin 2023 Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse De Lalande checks in as 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc. It's a beautiful, elegant wine offering incredible...
TWI 97

The Wine Independent, May 2024

(TWI 95-97+ points) The 2023 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is deep garnet-purple in color. It slowly emerges from the glass with compelling restraint, offering glimpses at scents of cassis, kirsch, and fresh...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2023
Size 750ML
Closure Cork

The 2023 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a Bordeaux blend from the renowned Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande estate in Pauillac, Bordeaux, France. The blend consists of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc. This vintage has garnered significant acclaim from multiple esteemed wine reviewers, with scores consistently in the high 90s, indicating a wine of exceptional quality.

James Suckling awarded this wine a remarkable 99 points, describing it as "really excellent, with superb finesse and focus." He highlighted its "tight density that is almost diamond-like in its brilliance" and praised its "seamless" tannin quality, comparing its texture to silk. His evaluation suggests that this vintage may surpass even the highly regarded 2022.

Similarly, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also rated it 99 points, calling it a "brilliant wine that will be worth a special effort to track down." William Kelley commended its "cool fruit" and "ultra-refined structuring tannins," emphasizing its balanced alcohol content and pH levels, which contribute to its "unimpeachable Pauillac classicism."

Vinous' Neal Martin gave the wine 98 points, noting its "quintessential Comtesse bouquet" and "impressive delineation." He described the palate as "very refined on the entry" with a "beguiling symmetry" and a finish that "fans out gloriously." Martin's review underscores the wine's poise and intensity.

Jane Anson also rated it 98 points, appreciating its "intense and luxurious" nature and "wonderful balance and grip." She highlighted its "old school feel" combined with "precision and sculpted fruit quality," making it a "gorgeous mix of cassis, cocoa bean, espresso, squid ink, graphite, pencil lead, and gunsmoke."

Decanter's review echoed these sentiments, awarding it 98 points and praising its "lovely lush blackcurrant and black cherry characters" and "generous licks of minerality." The review emphasized its "sleek and refined" nature, with a "serious directness from start to finish."

Jeff Leve's 98-point review mentioned notes of "Cuban cigars, cocoa, espresso, currants, blackberries, flowers, truffles, and smoke." He described it as "silky, sensuous, polished, fresh, and alive," predicting that it will age effortlessly for decades while being enjoyable even in its youth.

Jeb Dunnuck and The Wine Independent both gave the wine 97 points, with Dunnuck highlighting its "incredible finesse and elegance" and Perrotti-Brown noting its "compelling restraint" and "beautifully knit freshness."

Overall, the 2023 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a highly acclaimed wine, celebrated for its balance, refinement, and aging potential.