Ch Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2022
2e Grand Cru Classé
€ 248.53/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
Vinous – Antonio Galloni – 96-99/100
The 2022 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is magnificent. In
recent years, Estate Director Nicolas Glumineau has pushed Pichon
Comtesse to the limit. Maybe even a bit too far. But the 2022 is in the end
a super-classic wine that emphasizes mid-weight structure, aromatic
presence and persistence more than size. Sweet floral, savory and mineral
accents run through a core of ripe, racy red-toned fruit. All the elements
are so well balanced. Tasted four times.
Robert Parker The Wine Advocate – 97-99/100
The 2022 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is one wine where a comparison with this estate’s magical 1982 doesn’t appear to be far-fetched. Wafting from the glass with deep aromas of cassis, plums, violets, rose petals, tobacco leaf and pencil shavings, it’s full-bodied, supple and fleshy, with a layered, seamless core of fruit that largely conceals its chassis of powdery structuring tannin. Concluding with a long, expansive and beautifully perfumed finish, it’s a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc that has the potential to equal or even surpass the 2019 and 2016 vintages at this address. It checks in at a very classical 13.6% alcohol and a rather high pH of 3.80.