Pichon Lalande 2017 6L

Pichon Lalande 2017 6L

Region: Pauillac, Bordeaux

Blend: 23% Merlot, 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot



Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2017 is a wine that captivates with its elegance and finesse, representing the unique characteristics of a challenging vintage. It showcases a beautiful dark garnet color, alluring and deep. The nose reveals an enticing array of aromas, with prominent notes of vanilla and coconut melding harmoniously with a captivating bouquet of black fruits. Subtle nuances of spice and cigar box add complexity and intrigue. On the palate, the wine displays a full-bodied and velvety texture, delivering a seamless and refined experience. The precise tannins are integrated and caressing, contributing to a well-balanced structure. The finish is long and opulent, leaving a lasting impression of brightness and a touch of fruitiness. Château Pichon Lalande 2017 is a true reflection of typicity, embodying the vintage's focus on balance, finesse, and distinction. It is a wine that reveals the craftsmanship and expertise of the estate, promising a rewarding aging potential.

Robert Parker - 96 Points

"Composed of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and is a little closed to begin, soon revealing floral notes of lilacs and lavender over a core of black raspberries, warm blackberries and forest floor plus touches of star anise and stewed black tea. Medium-bodied, the palate is a bundle of energy and tension with softly played tannins and beautiful floral and black fruit layers, finishing with a long-lingering whisper."

Antonio Galloni - 94 Points

"The 2017 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a dark, powerful, somber Pauillac. Dark fruit, grilled herbs, smoke and licorice add to its distinctly brooding personality. In multiple tastings the 2017 has been incredibly tight and shut down. Readers will have to be especially patient. Estate Director Nicolas Glumineau has overseen a number of showy, majestic wines since he arrived at Pichon Comtesse in 2013. The 2017 appears to be cut from a different cloth, as it is incredibly reticent in the early going."