2008 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 12x75cl

2008 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 12x75cl

$2,640.00 Excl. GST
$3,008.40 Incl. GST
IN BOND
RETAIL
COUNTRY
France
REGION
Bordeaux
VINTAGE
2008
PRODUCER
Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
WINE TYPE
Red
AVAILABILITY
Immediate, 1 in stock, In Bond

Producer Profile

Area under vines: 89 hectares
Soils: gravel and clay

Production: 170,000 bottles a year
Ageing: in 50% new oak barrels for 18-22 months

Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 60%
  • Merlot 29%
  • Cabernet Franc 7%
  • Petit Verdot 4%

Second wine: La Reserve de la Comtesse

  • Average Annual Production: 20-50% of the total crop
  • Grape varieties:

    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Merlot
    • Cabernet Franc
    • Petit Verdot
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    Tasting Notes

    Vinous 92

    The 2008 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande has an expressive, open bouquet that is more forward than I would have expected (indeed, there was more degradation on the rim than you would expect.) The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit laced with cedar and sea salt. I like the harmony and the fleshiness imparted by the Merlot towards the finish, although I expect Pichon Baron represents the longer-term prospect. This is more enjoyable than cerebral. (Tasted at BI Wine & Spirit s annual 10-Year On tasting.) [Neal Martin, 02/01/2018]

    Anticipated maturity: 2018-2035

    JancisRobinson.com 16.5

    Looks older than the Reserve de la Comtesse 2008! Presumably because of the high percentage of Merlot. Exotic but a bit heady and sweet. It seems to be losing power. Moving towards slight skinniness. But long. [28/02/2017]

    Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028

    Robert Parker 94

    Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. The Pichon Lalande 2008 is backward on the nose: tightly coiled blackberry, raspberry, cedar and mint: classic Pauillac fruit profile. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, very well knit, a little softer and more forward but very composed with a pure, velvety finish. This is a beautiful, filigree Pauillac that should repay extended cellaring. Tasted January 2012. [Neal Martin, 01/01/2012]

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