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Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Grand Cru 2016 (Bordeaux, France) - [JD 100] [RP 98+] [WS 97, #97 Top 100 of 2019] [AG 97] [JS 96-97] [WE 95]
Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Grand Cru 2016 (Bordeaux, France) - [JD 100] [RP 98+] [AG 97] [WS 97] [JS 96-97] [WE 95]


 
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Winery: Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Varietal: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, and 4% Cabernet Franc
Region: Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: PICHONLALANDE16-W
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Ratings & Reviews

100 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"Coming from the genius winemaking talent of Nicolas Glumineau, the 2016 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande matches the 1982 and is a perfect, legendary wine in the making. A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, and 4% Cabernet Franc brought up in 60% new oak, it's not the most powerful Left Bank but offers perfect balance and thrilling intensity as well as heavenly aromatics of crème de cassis, leafy herbs, jammy blackberries, tobacco leaf, and freshly sharpened lead pencils as well as more violets and minerality with time in the glass. Possessing a deep, full-bodied, singular character, the purity of fruit that's the hallmark of the vintage, building tannins, and a sense of class and elegance that's hard to describe, it's a 50-year-wine. While this cuvée has included a fair chunk of Merlot in the past that gave it more upfront appeal, it's important for readers to know it's much more Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated today, and while it is slightly more approachable than some of its neighbors, it shuts down rather quickly with time in the glass. (I followed this wine for multiple days.) I suspect a solid decade of cellaring is warranted." - Jeb Dunnuck (2/28/2019)

98+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is blended of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc aged for 18 months in 60% new oak. Deep purple-black in color, it is a little mute, slowly unfurling to reveal a core of crushed blackcurrants, blueberry compote and black raspberries with nuances of cinnamon stick, violets, star anise, menthol and pencil shavings plus a waft of fallen leaves. Medium-bodied and super intense in the mouth, the palate bursts with black fruits and savory layers, complemented by red fruit sparks and framed by fantastically ripe, fine-grained tannins, finishing very long with a lingering suggestion of minerality." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (30th Nov 2018)

97 Points & #97 Top 100 Wines of 2019 - Wine Spectator:
"Saturated with dark currant, fig and blackberry compote flavors, this has a fleshy, nearly glycerin feel at first before stretching out to reveal singed cedar, tobacco leaf, dark earth and cassis bush flavors. A terrific tug of cast iron emerges at the very end. Deliciously juicy dark fruit keeps rolling throughout. Best from 2025 through 2040. 12,000 cases made. —JM

97 Points - Vinous:
"The 2016 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande has an enthralling bouquet of tobacco-infused black fruit, shaved truffle and pencil shavings; crushed stone emerges with continued aeration. The Cabernet Sauvignon is clearly in the driving seat here, just like the 1996. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin, more saline and marine-influenced than Pichon Baron, and a tad spicier toward the finish, which is one of the most impressively persistent I have ever encountered in a Pichon-Lalande, fanning out with gusto and leaving the mouth still tingling 60 seconds after it has departed. This is a benchmark for the estate, the best Nicolas Glumineau has overseen in his tenure... thus far. " Neal Martin - (Jan 2019)

96-97 Points - James Suckling:
4 Apr, 2017 – "Linear and racy with ultra-fine tannins and a gorgeous center palate. Full-bodied, tight and so polished. The classicism and beauty are exceptional. Love the texture. Better than 2015?"

95 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"This wine is full of freshness and life as well as serious tannins and structure. The two sides complement each other to give a wine that has power as well as delicious black fruits and acidity. With the tannins it will age well. Drink this balanced wine from 2025. Roger Voss" - (5/1/2019)



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