Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2021 (En Primeur - arrival 2024)

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Robert Parker
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Jancis Robinson MW
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Decanter
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Vinous
SKU
PICO202110 UCAU
$399.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$399.00 Per item
Dispatch in Approx 6 Months
A perfumed and elegant nose, displaying complex aromas of blackberries, floral notes, liquorice, tobacco and graphite. The palate is generous and juicy, showing flavours of cool blue and black fruit. I shows great power and concentration balanced with a delicate freshness. The tannins are a firm and supple working hand in hand with a vibrant, fresh acidity. Great depth and many layers to this wine, culminating in a long, persistent finish. Wonderfully harmonious.
A perfumed and elegant nose, displaying complex aromas of blackberries, floral notes, liquorice, tobacco and graphite. The palate is generous and juicy, showing flavours of cool blue and black fruit. I shows great power and concentration balanced with a delicate freshness. The tannins are a firm and supple working hand in hand with a vibrant, fresh acidity. Great depth and many layers to this wine, culminating in a long, persistent finish. Wonderfully harmonious.

Scores & Reviews

95+ / 100

Robert Parker

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% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 2% Merlot, cropped at a derisory 15 hectoliters per hectare, hints at what a challenging year this was in the vineyards. Unwinding in the glass with aromas of wild berries, blackcurrants, iris, licorice, black truffles, cigar wrapper and sweet soil tones, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and textural, with beautifully refined tannins, lively acids and a supple but serious profile. It will see 60% new oak and, in all likelihood, a classical élevage of fully 18 months.

17 / 20

Jancis Robinson MW

Characteristic elegance but the Pauillac character still evident. Fragrant nose with dark-fruit and floral notes and just a hint of chocolate. Persistent fruit through the mid palate with finely edged tannins. Well structured with good energy and drive, the finish persistent. Balanced and harmonious. (JL)

90 / 100

Decanter

Perfumed blackcurrants on the nose and palate - juicy and succulent, the tannins are mouthfilling and have a cool blue fruit flavour, almost blueberry and plum, fresh with a softly fleshy texture. Lovely depth on the mid-palate, it doesn't let up - going from start to finish with gusto. You also get liquorice, clove tones - dark spiced aspects but they’re integrated and don't cause angles just nuances in terms of flavour. You've definitely got the Pauillac power and concentration but also an energy that is so captivating. A confident second wine that has direction.