Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande


This is already so complex, savoury and beautiful. Impeccably balanced and exciting
Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2001
Ready, but will keep

Initial flavours of currant and tobacco aromas give way to a more expressive core of bramble, tar, singed cedar and warm fig paste flavors. Shows a sleekness through the finish, with a racy blood note underneath that gives an interesting contrast and fantastic length. Exhibits plenty of structure and a wonderful sweetness, Strating to finally open up into a rich and textured wine with a persistent and cheeky character. The unusually large percentage of Petit Verdot gives the wine more structure allowing it to age for many years.

Cellar Potential:

Already marvellous now, but can hold it's charm for another 10 years. Drink between now and 2027

International Wine Critics:

95/100 Wine Enthusiast

95/100 Decanter

93/100 Robert Parker

92/100 Wine Spectator

92/100 James Suckling