ITEM 61764

2011 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac

$219.99

In stock

5

Wine Rating:

92-94WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2011

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-pauillac

Variety

bordeaux blend

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 92-94 points

Only 40% of the crop made it into the grand vin, which achieved 12.95% natural alcohol. The final blend for the 2011 Pichon Lalande was 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. Under the administration of the new owners, the Merlot component has been dramatically reduced in favor of more Cabernet Sauvignon in the final blend. A strong effort, the 2011 boasts a dense ruby/purple color and abundant aromas of black currants intermixed with unsmoked cigar tobacco, serious body, more concentration than most of the classified growths, and a bigger, more structured style that may suggest a subtle change in the winemaking philosophy at this estate. This impressive wine is one of the vintage?s most interesting efforts. It should drink well for 15-20 years.

Review Date: 4/1/12