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Chateau Pichon Longueville 2010 (France: Bordeaux)

Name Chateau Pichon Longueville 2010
Varietal Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac
Region France: Bordeaux
Notes "With signs of new wood on the palate, this is a wine that maintains the polished feel of the wines from Pichon Lalande. It has a stronger presence of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend than in the past, making it more structured than its predecessors, with a dominance of black currant flavor. It shows the soft side of the vintage, but is also meant for aging." (Wine Enthusiast)

Additional Notes

"The 2010 Pichon Lalande is performing extremely well and at the top of the range I predicted several years ago. Full-bodied, impressively endowed, and less sexy and velvety than normal, this is a somewhat different style of Pichon Lalande than most readers have been used to. Whether you like it more or less will depend on your point of view, but this wine, unlike most Pichon Lalandes, needs a good 5-7 years of cellaring and should keep for 30+ years." (Wine Advocate) "Rock-solid, with a classic Pauillac profile of cassis, iron and graphite. Layers of blueberry, blackberry and boysenberry fruit cover the grip for now, but there's serious muscle for the longer haul, revealing a lingering pastis hint.—Non-blind Pichon Lalande vertical (July 2014). Best from 2020 through 2040." (Wine Spectator) "Sexy but youthfully restrained aromas of dark berries, black cherry, violet, licorice, graphite, herbs, bitter chocolate and menthol. Densely packed but quite firm, even a bit pinched, with a slight tart edge to its fine-grained flavors of black raspberry, licorice and fresh herbs. Juicy, nicely balanced, elegant wine with silky tannins and excellent length. But comes across as almost too polished, and a bit herbal today. This needs time in bottle to unwind." (Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar)

Price

$375.00

Scores Press* Points Other  
WE: 96 pts Cellar Selection  
WA: 95 pts +  
WS: 95 pts  
Other ABV% Body Oak Org/Bio/Sus
14.0 Full Medium

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WA = Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine
VIN = Vinous
DEC = Decanter