Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac 2nd Grand Cru Classe 2003
2003 Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac, 2eme Grand Cru Classe, 750ml: This 2003 vintage from Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a remarkable expression of Pauillac's terroir. Deep and intense on the nose, it reveals aromas of dark fruit, tobacco, and earth. On the palate, the wine is rich and full-bodied with firm tannins and a long finish. While this wine is drinking beautifully now, it has the structure to age gracefully for many years to come.
Normally one of the most elegant of Pauillacs, the 2003 is big and dense. These dark tannins mask delicious black fruit, flavors of spice and layers of acidity. This is going to develop relatively fast, despite the density of the wine, just because it is so rich. Imported by Diageo Chateau & Estates.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) -
Made from a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, this spectacular 2003 hits all the sweet spots on the palate. A glorious bouquet of cedarwood, jammy black currants, cherries, licorice and truffle is followed by a dense, opulently textured, full-bodied wine with terrific purity and freshness as well as deep, velvety textured tannins. Enjoy this beauty over the next 10-12 years. - Reviewed by Robert M. Parker, Jr.