2018 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Réserve de Pichon Comtesse

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42% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc Chaque grappe de Réserve de la Comtesse doit pouvoir aller dans le 1er vin. Robe pourpre violacé. L’identité de Pauillac se révèle en une fraction de seconde au nez. Mais pas seulement Pauillac, et c’est bien là le point essentiel, c’est la Comtesse ! Beaucoup de fruits et de minéralité au nez, accompagnés d’une agréable fraîcheur. Attaque friande, juteuse et fruitée. Au palais, le vin se révèle lentement, à l’image de ses tannins qui sont parfaitement intégrés et qui gagnent en puissance au fil du palais. Belle intensité aromatique, idéalement soutenue par la structure. Finale fruitée persistante. Un grand vin avec un beau potentiel. 2024-2038
Yves Beck - Yvesbeck.wine
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This 2018 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Réserve de Pichon Comtesse has just landed at The Wine Collective and is currently available for purchase. Tasting notes, producer information and critic reviews will be added shortly.
Critic Reviews
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94 Points
Yves Beck - Yvesbeck.wine
42% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc Chaque grappe de Réserve de la Comtesse doit pouvoir aller dans le 1er vin. Robe pourpre violacé. L’identité de Pauillac se révèle en une fraction de seconde au nez. Mais pas seulement Pauillac, et c’est bien là le point essentiel, c’est la Comtesse ! Beaucoup de fruits et de minéralité au nez, accompagnés d’une agréable fraîcheur. Attaque friande, juteuse et fruitée. Au palais, le vin se révèle lentement, à l’image de ses tannins qui sont parfaitement intégrés et qui gagnent en puissance au fil du palais. Belle intensité aromatique, idéalement soutenue par la structure. Finale fruitée persistante. Un grand vin avec un beau potentiel. 2024-2038
Expert Review
Expert Review
93 Points
Jane Anson - Decanter
As with the first wine of Comtesse, this is one to look out for in 2018. It’s seductive but with a minerality and pull through the palate joined by plush raspberry and damson fruits – so much depth but also so pretty. As the tannins close in the finish is a little tighter than the mid-palate and when you return to it after tasting the first wine the fruit flavours have been joined by liquorice and touches of woodsmoke, it’s delicious. The split is 50/50 between first and second wine in 2018, with over 90% of the total production used. 1% Cabernet Franc makes up the blend. 9% press wine. 3.85pH, 87IPT.
Expert Review
Expert Review
93 Points
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW - Wine Advocate
Most of the plots that were planted since 2011 have gone into this. This second wine represents 41% of the crop. A blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the very deep purple-black colored 2018 Reserve de la Comtesse opens slowly to offers glimpses and dusty soil, Sichuan pepper, garrigue and tobacco over a core of warm black cherries, cassis and blackberry pie plus a waft of crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with juicy black fruits and loads of earth/mineral nuances, finishing with lovely freshness and a quiet intensity. Very impressive.
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Expert Review
93 Points
Jeb Dunnuck
Starting with the second wine of the estate, the 2018 Réserve De Comtesse checks as a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. It's another rock star of a second wine that taste more like a grand vin with its terrific perfume of crème de cassis, blackberry, graphite, high-class tobacco, and earth. It's deep, medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, and has serious length.
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Expert Review
93 Points
James Suckling
A rich and dense second wine of Pichon Lalande with a full body, round and juicy tannins and a fruit-driven finish. Chewy, too.
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Expert Review
92 Points
Jean-Marc Quarin - Jean-Marc QUARIN
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91 Points
Neal Martin - Vinous
The 2018 Réserve de la Comtesse is matured in 40% new oak, 30% one year old and 30% two years old. It has a relatively opulent bouquet, although not overdone, armed with copious blackberries, iodine and violet scents that gain intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly grainy tannin and pure black fruit laced with graphite and white pepper, leading to quite a dense but focused finish. This is a powerful Réserve de la Comtesse that will require three to five years in bottle.
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Expert Review
91 Points
James Molesworth - Wine Spectator
Cassis, blackberry, pepper and tobacco notes are in the mix, with good energy on the graphite-edged finish. Shows textbook typicity, and should be ready in the near term after bottling.
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