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A property marked by its rich, elegant, almost sumptuous style of wine. It is no surprise that there are considerable plantings of Merlot (35%). The balance was Cabernet Sauvignon (45%), Cabernet Franc (12%) and a relatively whopping 8% of very old Petit Verdot. Now the aim is to increase  the proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon to 60% at the expense of the other three varietals, mainly the Cabernet Franc. Around half the vines are now being farmed organically and it is the intention to increase this percentage significantly. The vineyards border Saint-Julien and this also helps contribute to the wine’s intense, fragrant and complex style. However, there have been some strange variations in quality over the last couple of decades. Vintages of the late 1990s have been disappointing, whereas 1995 and 96 were magnificent, clear super ????? wines. Since 2000 it looks to be back in the top division, although 2005 was leaner than expected. After the acquisition by the present owners in 2008, a massive renovation programme has taken place which is still ongoing. The estate is now managed by Nicolas Glumineau previously of Ch. Montrose. Other exceptional years have included 86, 83 and, of course, the legendary 82. Réserve de la Comtesse is the second wine.

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Area under vines: 89 hectares
Soils: gravel and clay

Production: 170,000 bottles a year
Ageing: in 50% new oak barrels for 18-22 months
Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 60%
  • Merlot 29%
  • Cabernet Franc 7%
  • Petit Verdot 4%

Second wine: La Reserve de la Comtesse
  • Average Annual Production: 20-50% of the total crop
  • Grape varieties:
    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Merlot
    • Cabernet Franc
    • Petit Verdot

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    Chateau Pichon Longueville, Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac, Gironde, France
    Type Wine
    Reserve de la Comtesse de Lalande
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Deuxieme Cru
    Pauillac de Pichon Lalande Third Wine of Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
    Type Wine
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Deuxieme Cru - 2010
    12x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Reserve de la Comtesse de Lalande - 2010
    12x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Deuxieme Cru - 2004
    12x75cl - 4 case(s)
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Deuxieme Cru - 2004
    12x75cl - 1 case(s)
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Deuxieme Cru - 2014
    12x75cl - 5 case(s)
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Deuxieme Cru - 1996
    1x75cl - 6 case(s)
    Type Wine
    Type Wine
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Deuxieme Cru - NV
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Deuxieme Cru - 2016
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Deuxieme Cru - 2015
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Deuxieme Cru - 1982
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Deuxieme Cru - 1996
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Deuxieme Cru - 2000
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Deuxieme Cru - 2009
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Deuxieme Cru - 2017
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Deuxieme Cru - 1929
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Deuxieme Cru - 1945
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