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For me this wine was one of the top 3 wines of the charming and classic 2014 vintage. Pichon Lalande has been on a steep upward curve of improving quality since it was taken over by Champagne house Roederer in 2012, and I could not recommend this 2014 more highly!
“The 2014 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande has an expressive bouquet with lively blackberry, cedar, flint and graphite aromas that are not powerful, yet display admirable precision. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, the Merlot content lending this Pauillac its trademark fleshiness and roundness, yet there is clearly structure here (not always a trait of this Pauillac growth). It will develop more complexity and personality with bottle age, but at the moment you can sit back and just admire the cohesion and superb length. Winemaker Nicolas Glumineau has overseen a quite wonderful Pichon-Lalande, one with inbuilt longevity.” The Wine Advocate