Chateau Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse de Lalande Reserve de la Comtesse 2005

Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

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Item No. 104396
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP89
  • ST89
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2008
  • RP90
  • 2006
  • RP89
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Winemaker's Notes

Vigorous with a fresh attack, well-polished tannins, beautiful acidity and richly flavored.

49% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot

Critical Acclaim

"Floral, blackberry and mineral on the nose. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a pretty finish of mineral and fruit. Very reserved and refined for a second wine. The second wine of Pichon-Longueville-Lalande. Best after 2012."
89 Points

"Bright red-ruby. More flowery than fruity on the nose, with considerable sex appeal. Then refined in the mouth, but with moderate depth of flavor. Suave, easygoing and forward, with expressive flavors of red fruits, minerals and flowers. Finishes with firm, slightly drying tannins. This will give early pleasure. A blend of 49% merlot, 27% cabernet sauvignon, 13% cabernet franc and 11% petit verdot. "
89 Points

Learn About Chateau Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse de Lalande Map ItMap It

The Pichon Longueville estate goes back to 1688-1689. In 1850, Virginie de Pichon Longueville, Countess de Lalande, and her two sisters inherited three-fifths of the vineyard from their father. This took on the name of Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. In 1978, May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, daughter of Edouard Miailhe, in turn inherited this beautiful property and...

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Learn About Pauillac

(pouy-YACK) The Big Three Home to three premier cru (first growth) chateaux, Pauillac is a leader in quality Bordeaux. Chateaux Latour, Lafite Rothschild and Mouton Rothschild are situated within the Pauillac appellation. Sandwiched between St.-Estephe and St.-Julien, Pauillac wines are big - known for their combination of elegance and power. Notable Facts The gravel...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

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