Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

9.150 ratings on Delectable
$209

The blend for the 2009 Pichon Lalande is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, somewhat unusual at this estate which usually has more Merlot in the blend. As stated previously, the Cabernet Sauvignon reached levels of ripeness and intensity of flavor in 2009 never seen before in Bordeaux! The final blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot and a pH of 3.8 combines the best of a vintage such as 1996, in terms of structure, freshness, and precision, with the best of 1982, in terms of opulence, power, unctuosity, and thickness. The opaque purple-colored 2009 exhibits an intoxicatingly intense nose of red and black fruits, subtle smoke, charcoal, forest floor, and a hint of flowers. Unusually full-bodied for a wine from this estate as well as unctuously textured, voluptuous, and incredibly pure and precise, this dazzling wine should be drinkable at an early age, and evolve for 30+ years. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2040. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Adam Jesberger Delectable Pro

Very red fruited. Raspberry reduction with boysenberries. Ripe and polished, this wine is showing great for its youth. Coffee and chocolate are complemented by forest floor and red clay. Lengthy and just super clean and great.

Very red fruited. Raspberry reduction with boysenberries. Ripe and polished, this wine is showing great for its youth. Coffee and chocolate are complemented by forest floor and red clay. Lengthy and just super clean and great.

9.8

Philippe Thibault Delectable Pro

Second growth that rarely disappoints. Complex, inviting nose with ripe cassis, toffee, caramel, fig compote and cedar. Beautifully balanced, savory mouthfeel but needs at least 5 more years to come on its own.

Second growth that rarely disappoints. Complex, inviting nose with ripe cassis, toffee, caramel, fig compote and cedar. Beautifully balanced, savory mouthfeel but needs at least 5 more years to come on its own.

9.5

Matty Wicksteed Delectable Pro

Manager The Wine Cellars

Opulent, already drinking so well but long decant, this will be hard to keep your hands off.

Opulent, already drinking so well but long decant, this will be hard to keep your hands off.

9.4

Lyle Fass Delectable Pro

Founder Fass Selections

Big, ripe rich. Pretty nose. Quite young. Touch hot.

Big, ripe rich. Pretty nose. Quite young. Touch hot.

8.7

Jens Hoogstad Delectable Pro

94+/100

94+/100

9.6

Gary Phillips

Big opulent chewy layers that last long

Big opulent chewy layers that last long

9.3

Samir Aklil

I was getting hints of freshly wet moss after the rain passed. Also a slight hint of chocolate, olive, vanilla, spices, fresh leather, flavored tobacco.

I was getting hints of freshly wet moss after the rain passed. Also a slight hint of chocolate, olive, vanilla, spices, fresh leather, flavored tobacco.

8.9

Edmund Delaney

2009

2009

9.0

Mirelsa Modestti

Flirty dark fruit, well balanced, and warm. Drinks beautifully!

Flirty dark fruit, well balanced, and warm. Drinks beautifully!

9.1

Mirelsa Modestti

Flirty fruit. Even, close tears, and a stable, light aftertaste. Would like to see what happens when paired with lamb...

Flirty fruit. Even, close tears, and a stable, light aftertaste. Would like to see what happens when paired with lamb...

9.1