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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Chateau Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse de Lalande (6 Liter) 2005
Chateau Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse de Lalande (6 Liter) 2005
(search item no. 121564)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $1,439.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1989 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1989 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1986 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1985 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1983 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1983 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1982 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
1982 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
1979 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1979 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1990 vintage of this wine was ranked #6 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1993

An exceptional vintage characterized by a balance between power and finesse. A sappy and silky texture, subtle and fresh red fruits aromas give to this wine a great ageing potential.

My Notes:

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About Chateau Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse de Lalande:

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 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. In 1978, May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, daughter of Edouard Miailhe, in turn inherited this beautiful property and devoted herself entirely to continuing the tradition of quality wine.

Just two families have been responsible for maintaining this wine's superb reputation for three centuries. Bordering on Château Latour, Second Growth Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is located in the southern part of Pauillac, near Saint-Julien. The unusual choice of grape varieties (there is a much higher percentage of Merlot than average) is a partial explanation for this wine's outstanding personality, marked by elegance, balance and finesse. Traditional methods and modern technology combine to make the most of the estate's prestigious soil. The international reputation of this "Super Second" Growth can be attributed to unfailing quality and dynamic owners.