2004 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2004

Médoc - 2ème Cru Classé 
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90-94 / 100

Very good

2004 CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2004

Médoc - 2ème Cru Classé 

Condition Good

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99,00 € tax incl. 82,50 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
97 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu
(9-2007)
92 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
(6-2007)
The 2004 Pichon Lalande is a strong effort for the vintage (much better than their underwhelming and much more expensive 2005). A blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it exhibits a deep rubypurple color as well as scents of cocoa, espresso roast, black cherries, and cassis. Medium to full-bodied, opulent, and fleshy, this classic wine cuts a stylistic persona somewhere between the 1995 and 1996. It can be drunk now or cellared for two decades.
90 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
(3-2007)
Aromas of currant, flowers and berries follow through to a medium- to full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a fruity finish. Round and very caressing.
Features
Vintage 2004
Rating 90-94
Classification Médoc - 2ème Cru Classé 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price Less than 100 €
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Country France
Château informations
Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Harmony and the variety of grapes of Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is unique in the Pauillac appellation. It is undoubtedly the proportion of grapes that gives a guarantee of longevity and an exceptionally elegant personality exempt of harshness. The 45% Cabernet Sauvignon determines the structure and gives it its longevity. The recent tasting of older vintages such as 1875, 1893, 1900 have shown, by their astonishing youth, the possibility of aging the wines of Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. 35% Merlot: a surprising percentage, unusual in an appellation that emphasizes Cabernet Sauvignon. "My uncle Louis loved this grape," says May Eliane de Lencquesaing, "it brings the color, roundness and suppleness, hallmarks of the wines of this area". The 12% Cabernet Franc gives a balanced wine with a fruity bouquet, firm and clear in his youth, which integrates very well during aging.  The 8% Petit Verdot provides freshness and aromatic complexity and spiciness. In the years with bright sunlight as in 1982, 1986, 1989 and 1990, when the maturity of the grapes was excellent, its contribution is remarkable.The Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande remains faithful to the tradition of hand picking. Each year, more than 100 people - often the same families of Andalusia - pick grapes in the field, depending on the age and the maturity of the plots. Merlot, a precocious variety, starts the harvest, the Cabernet and Petit Verdot, late varieties, close the harvest. They sort rigourously in the vineyard and at the arrival on the receiving hopper. 

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