2004 - Ch Pichon Lalande 2ème Cru Pauillac
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2012 - 2025
Case size
12x75cl
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2004 CH PICHON LALANDE 2ÈME CRU PAUILLAC - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2012 - 2025
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £1,616.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, May 2005,
    Score: -

    An excellent Pichon Lalande of true super second status. Very, very stylish. With a silky attack and firm but ripe tannins it is a classic 2004. The fruit is dark, cherry and damson, with excellent minerals. 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot, this is one of the greatest Pichon Lalandes of recent years. Drink 2013-2028

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, June 2007,
    Score: 92

    The 2004 Pichon Lalande is a strong effort for the vintage (much better than their underwhelming and much more expensive 2005). A blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it exhibits a deep ruby/purple color as well as scents of cocoa, espresso roast, black cherries, and cassis. Medium to full-bodied, opulent, and fleshy, this classic wine cuts a stylistic persona somewhere between the 1995 and 1996. It can be drunk now or cellared for two decades. Drink 2007-2027

  • RP

    Robert Parker, June 2006,
    Score: 91-94

    One can't say enough about the brilliant work being done by manager Thomas Do-Chi-Nam, who startedat Pichon-Lalande in 1992. The estate feels the 2004 has much in common with the 1996, but I'm notas convinced. Produced from yields of 50 hectoliters per hectare, with only 55% of the crop making it into the final blend, and a harvest that took place between September 27 and October 14, the final blend was 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 7% Petit Verdot. A complex, fragrant bouquet of fennel, black currants, sweet cherries, licorice, and sweet oak (about 50% new oak is utilized) is followed by a medium-bodied Pauillac exhibiting excellent oncentration, elegance, and acidity as well as a nicely textured mouthfeel without being anywhere near the size or opulence of the 2003. It appears to be a modern day version of the 1986, with sweeter, riper fruit. Drink 2008-2020 A blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, and 4% Cabernet Franc, the 2004 Pichon Lalande is vaguely reminiscent of the 1986 and 1988. Deep ruby/purple-tinged, with moderately high, firm tannin, a degree of austerity, plummy black currant fruit intermixed with licorice, smoke, and dried herbs, good freshness, and medium body, give it 2-3 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 15+ years. Drink 2008-2023

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2005,
    Score: 17.5

    Dark blueish purple. Lots of lift on the nose. Round start to the palate – very Pichon Lalande – and then nice, neat integrated tannins, quite precise. Very fine sandy tannins contribute to an extremely dry finish. A true interpretation of both terroir and vintage. Not heavy but I think probably more successful than the other Pichon, thanks to its life and transparency. Drink 2015-2030

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Producer

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

This 2ème Cru Classé Pauillac estate was once merged with neighbouring Pichon Baron to form a much larger domaine. Due to inheritance problems, it was split in 1850 between only two children - one being Virginie de Lalande née de Pichon Longueville. The Lalande family sold the property in 1925 to Edouard and Louis de Miailhe. It remained in their family until Edouard's daughter, May Eliane de Lencquesaing, sold it to Louis Roederer in 2006. 2012 The current general manager Nicolas Glumineau was appointed in 2012 and was previously employed at Chateau Montrose in St. Estephe. The 89 hectares estate is a true Pauillac powerhouse and one of the most important 'Super Seconds', responsible for making some of the most sumptous and elegant Bordeaux wines.

Region

Pauillac

Due south of St Estèphe lies the appellation of Pauillac, the king of Left Bank communes. It is home to three first growths as well as a plethora of other classified growths. Pauillac's renowned well-draining, gravelly soils enable its dominant grape Cabernet Sauvignon to reach fantastic heights of complexity and concentration. As a result, Pauilac's wines tend to be full-bodied with compact tannins and good freshness. Its aromatics are often what one associates with classic Bordeaux: pencil shavings, black currant and occasional mint. Some of the most famous châteaux of the commune are Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande and Lynch Bages.