Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Deuxieme Cru – 2014

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Region

France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Pauillac

Producer

Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Red Blend

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Vineyard

Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Producer

Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Appellation

Pauillac

Designation

AOP

Classification

Deuxieme Cru

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Vinous
Tasted: 20/10/2017
Drink: 2020-2044
Author: Antonio Galloni


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2020-2050


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.


Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2015
Drink: 2019-2040


The Château Pichon-Lalande 2014 is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot picked over five weeks between 16 September and 20 October. It has a very pure and precise bouquet with a light marine influencing the black cherries and blueberry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with a tense, graphite-tinged opening, a fine line of...

...acidity (pH 3.72) and a silky smooth finish. The Cabernet Sauvignon is very expressive and dominates the Merlot at the moment, although the Merlot is essentially counterbalancing what might have been a much more austere Pichon-Lalande. Under Nicolas Glumineau, this Pauillac estate is really beginning to "motor" and this is an excellent wine, one within touching distance of the First Growths.



JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 19/10/2016
Drink: 2024-2034


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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

    Address

    Chateau Pichon Longueville, Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac, Gironde, France

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