Pichon Lalande 2010

Current Market Price: £1,390.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Pichon Lalande, Pichon Lalande, 2010

Tasting Notes Pichon Lalande 2010

95+

The 2010 Pichon Lalande is performing extremely well and at the top of the range I predicted several years ago. A final blend dominated much more by Cabernet Sauvignon than usual (66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot), the wine is a tighter, more tannic and structured version of this famed Pauillac, which often tends to have more of a St-Julien-like personality than most Pauillacs. Structured, backward and tannic, yet showing a fat mid-palate that is more savory, broader and more expansive than I remember from barrel, this wine is somewhat reminiscent of the 1986, given the Cabernet Sauvignon domination of the blend. Full-bodied, impressively endowed, and less sexy and velvety than normal, this is a somewhat different style of Pichon Lalande than most readers have been used to. Whether you like it more or less will depend on your point of view, but this wine, unlike most Pichon Lalandes, needs a good 5-7 years of cellaring and should keep for 30+ years.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #194 May 2011
95

A blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot, the Pichon Lalande has a generous blackberry and cassis-driven bouquet that is pure and harmonious. It is floral compared to its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with a caressing, creamy textured opening that is very seductive. The oak is nicely integrated here – a flattering 2010 in the context of the vintage with a sensual, silky smooth finish. It is a little more open than I was expecting, but it will still benefit from three to five years cellaring. Perhaps this is one of the few Pauillacs where I err towards the 2009, yet this still represents a superb wine from the estate. Tasted November 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Mar 2013
94

This is a pretty and refined Pichon Lalande. Aromas of blueberries and blackberries with hints of earth and mushrooms. Full body, with velvety tannins and a juicy finish. I slightly prefer the 2009. Better in 2017.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, February 3rd 2013

Pichon Lalande Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Pichon Lalande 2018 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,590.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2017 Chateau Pichon Lalande £977.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2016 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,550.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2015 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,250.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2014 Chateau Pichon Lalande £880.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2013 Chateau Pichon Lalande £890.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2012 Chateau Pichon Lalande £970.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2011 Chateau Pichon Lalande £990.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2010 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,390.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2009 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,478.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2008 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,040.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2007 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,073.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2006 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,139.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2005 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,250.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2004 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,080.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2003 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,338.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2002 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,177.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2001 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,370.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 2000 Chateau Pichon Lalande £2,316.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 1999 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,200.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 1998 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,150.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 1997 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,111.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 1996 Chateau Pichon Lalande £2,400.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 1995 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,990.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 1990 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,480.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 1989 Chateau Pichon Lalande £1,800.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 1986 Chateau Pichon Lalande £2,004.00 12x75cl
Pichon Lalande 1982 Chateau Pichon Lalande £7,000.00 12x75cl