pichon longueville comtesse de lalande reserve de la comtesse 2004

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SoDivin rating

85-89 / 100



Condition Good

Stock : 12 bottles
60,00 € tax incl. 50,00 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
90 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate

(06-2006) There has been a noticeable increase in the quality of Pichon Lalande’s second wine. A blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and 6% Cabernet Franc, the accessible, impressively-endowed 2004 Reserve de la Comtesse possesses a deep rubypurple color as well as notes of creme de cassis, charcoal, and spice box.

Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson

(04-2005) Purple with maroon rim. Medium intensity on the nose but with some ripeness, presumably due to the Merlot. Even slightly soapy. Rather loose fluid palate attack with the tannins and acidity just pressing in on the finish. Was this wine concentrated? Not the most balanced or integrated. Quite harsh attack. Finish a little muddy – could do with just a touch more freshness and tannins tasting a little less chippy.

89 / 100

(10-2013) This is not a Pichon Comtesse. But all the same…. The robe is still like ink, the wine is dense, compact, powerful. Smooth in the mouth, with red current and precious wood. Medium length but totally correct. An excellent Bordeaux at a gentle price.

Vintage Wine 2004
Classification Bordeaux - Second wine
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Country France
Château Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande
Country France
Château informations
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande

Château 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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