Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2006 is a wine of captivating allure, showcasing the beauty and complexity of its exceptional vintage. The wine displays a deep garnet red color, captivating the eye with its allure. On the nose, it reveals an aromatic palette that combines the richness of ripe dark fruits with enticing notes of spices and redcurrants. There is also a touch of well-integrated woodiness, accompanied by delicate toasted nuances. The palate is greeted by a fleshy and precise attack, showcasing the wine's depth and precision. The tannins make their presence known, offering a structured and well-defined backbone. The finish is mineral, with a touch of salinity that adds liveliness and freshness to the overall experience. Château Pichon Lalande 2006 is an archetypal, long-lived wine that can be enjoyed now or aged further, revealing its generous richness and elegant fullness. It is a wine that expresses the distinct terroir and the remarkable quality of Pichon Lalande's winemaking.
Robert Parker - 94 Points
"Tasted at the property, the 2006 Château Pichon-Lalande has a voluminous bouquet with outgoing blackberry, cassis and violets scents, a touch of boysenberry jam tucked just underneath, although it does not quite have the delineation of the Lynch Bages. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. This feels very composed in the mouth, quite fresh with well-judged acidity, harmonious and tensile on the finish. This deserves a higher score than I awarded out of barrel and it continues to improve year by year. Tasted April 2016."
Antonio Galloni - 95 Points
"One of the most pleasant and unexpected surprises in this tasting, the 2006 Pichon Lalande is gorgeous, which is something I can’t say about too many wines in a vintage marked by climatic ups and downs and irregular ripening. Dark, powerful and intense, the 2006 possesses exceptional balance. A host of black cherry, plum, smoke, licorice and menthol flesh out in this decidedly somber, virile Pichon Lalande. In a vintage in which so many wines are so rustic, the 2006 Pichon Lalande is all class. This sleeper Pichon Lalande will drink well for at least the next two decades, perhaps longer."