drink-now2000 Ch. Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac

Product: 2000-1500-00-8009157
  • The Wine Advocate
  • Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson
  • Drink now


The 2000 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is spectacular... A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, this effort has a singular/distinctive yet possibly controversial aromatic smorgasbord existing of creme de cassis, vanilla, and violets, but also tapenade and tree bark. No doubt the Petit Verdot has imparted a certain almost olive-like component to the wine's aromatic profile.

In the mouth, it is a wine of extraordinary density, opulence, great presence, and richness. As the 2000 sits in the glass, notes of lavender and melted licorice emerge along with the distinctive tapenade aromas interwoven with creme de cassis, espresso roast, and cedar. The wine is full-bodied, with extraordinary purity and a tremendous texture.This is a dramatic, almost flamboyant style that is not classic Pauillac in one sense, but a classic wine.

Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Apr 2003.

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 [] The Wine Advocate:: 96/100
[] Robert Parker:: 97/100
[] Jancis Robinson:: 17.5/20
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Bottle Price 150 cl $5,895.00