Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2020 (750 ml)

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  • JD: 100
  • JS: 98

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Tasting Notes and Description

Tasting Notes For Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2020

On the nose, this wine exudes an array of luxurious aromas, revealing layers of red and dark fruit, including succulent blueberry, black cherry, and blackcurrant. As you take a sip, you'll experience the well-balanced richness and fullness of its fleshy, powerful attack, followed by delicate notes of vanilla and spices that linger on the palate.

The silky, opulent tannins of Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2019 are a delight, leaving a crispness that enhances the wine's full-bodied character. The finish is precise and tantalizing, a testament to the typicity of the grapes and the wine's impressive tension and density.

Critic Ratings

James Suckling Review - Rated 99:
Crazy aromas of sweet tobacco and black fruit. Tar and lead pencil, too. Blackcurrants and blackberries. Solid core of fruit and ripe tannins here. It’s full-bodied and chewy. Extremely long. Fascinating wine. Structure with elegance. Extremely creamy and very, very melted together. A classically proportioned wine. 71% cabernet sauvignon, 23% merlot, and 6% cabernet franc.

Jeb Dunnuck Review - Rated 99:
Pure class, the 2019 Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse De Lalande is another brilliant wine from director Nicolas Glumineau that checks in at the top of the vintage. A blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, and 6% Cabernet Franc that was harvested from mid-September through October 8th. Brought up in roughly 60% new French oak, it hit 14.1% natural alcohol with a pH of 3.7. More elegant and poised from bottle than barrel, it offers a brilliant perfume of crème de cassis, lead pencil shavings, tobacco leaf, damp earth, and graphite. Deep, full-bodied, and pure perfection on the palate, it has this incredible marriage of Latour-like stature and regalness buffered by wonderful, sexy, seamless fruit, which no doubt comes from the higher Merlot content and makes Comtesse de Lalande so singular and unique. It builds slowly with time in the glass and has remarkable purity of fruit, ultra-fine tannins, perfect balance, and a finish that just begs you to pour another glass. Best After 2029

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Review - Rated 98:
One of the wines of the vintage, the 2019 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande soars from the glass with complex aromas of wild berries, tobacco leaf, loamy soil, burning embers and hints of violets and rose petals. Full-bodied, deep and complete, it’s velvety and seamless, with a broad attack and a multidimensional core of lively, succulent fruit. Concluding with a long, expansive finish, it’s a remarkable young Pauillac that will offer many years of thrilling drinking. Congratulations to Nicolas Glumineau and his team, who are ushering in a new golden age at an address where standards were always very high. Best After 2027

Wine Enthusiast Review - Rated 98:
This is a stylish wine that offers rich, smoky tannins and layers of black currant fruits. The tannins are dominant at this stage of barrel aging but the intense fruits are intent on pushing forward. The beautiful aftertaste is all freshness as well as density. It's for long-term aging.

Winery Chateau Pichon Longueville
Country France
Region Pauillac
Year 2020
Grape Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Size 750 ML
ABV
Wine Style Red Wine

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