2005 Bordeaux: Here and Now (Apr 2021)

The 2005 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a wine from the château’s less brilliant period. In this tasting, it is dark, heavy and clumsy. All that said, the 2005 has aged relatively well, there is just not much complexity to speak of. Muted, unfocused aromatics and dull fruit are penalizing. It is truly remarkable to see how much the Pichon Comtesse has progressed since this wine was made.