Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande 2017 Pauillac, Bordeaux
Pichon-Lalande has been a top contender for as long as we can remember, so each time we encounter a bottle, we feel lucky to experience it. In 2017, this is borne out with a dense, huge, mouth-filling wine, dark, viscous, powerful. Will it age into a glorious butterfly? Do you have 40 or 50 years to find out? If you are a steak eater, check out its muscle now.
“96 Points. Composed of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and is a little closed to begin, soon revealing floral notes of lilacs and lavender over a core of black raspberries, warm blackberries and forest floor plus touches of star anise and stewed black tea. Medium-bodied, the palate is a bundle of energy and tension with softly played tannins and beautiful floral and black fruit layers, finishing with a long-lingering whisper.”
--Lisa Perrotti-Brown, RobertParker.com