Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Bordeaux
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Bordeaux

2010 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

2010 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
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The Wine Advocate Parker | 95+/100

The Wine Advocate Parker | 95+/100

The 2010 Pichon Lalande is performing extremely well and at the top of the range I predicted several years ago. A final blend dominated much more by Cabernet Sauvignon than usual (66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot), the wine is a tighter, more tannic and structured version of this famed Pauillac, which often tends to have more of a St-Julien-like personality than most Pauillacs. Structured, backward and tannic, yet showing a fat mid-palate that is more savory, broader and more expansive than I remember from barrel, this wine is somewhat reminiscent of the 1986, given the Cabernet Sauvignon domination of the blend. Full-bodied, impressively endowed, and less sexy and velvety than normal, this is a somewhat different style of Pichon Lalande than most readers have been used to. Whether you like it more or less will depend on your point of view, but this wine, unlike most Pichon Lalandes, needs a good 5-7 years of cellaring and should keep for 30+ years.

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95+

Drink Date
2018 - 2048

Reviewed by Robert M. Parker, Jr.
Issue Date 28th Feb 2013
Source 205, The Wine Advocate

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