Wine Region: Bordeaux - France
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Tasting notes: "The 2008 is a beauty in the style of the 1988. Although not performing as well as I predicted last year, it is unquestionably an outstanding effort as well as one of the better values from Pichon Lalande in many years. Its dense plum/purple hue is accompanied by sweet aromas of red and black currants, charcoal, herbs, underbrush and a hint of truffles. This medium-bodied, rich, concentrated blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc is an elegant, supple Pichon Lalande that can be drunk now or cellared for 15-20 years." - Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate
About the winery:
Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is an 85 hectares wine estate located in Pauillac in Gironde. Located in AOC Pauillac, it is classified second grand cru in the official classification of Bordeaux wines of 1855. In 2007, the estate was bought by the Champagne house Louis Roederer.
Wine Advocate: 92/100