Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Deuxieme Cru – 2015

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Wine Information

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: 09/07/2019
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Author: Neal Martin


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 21/02/2018
Drink: 2023-2040


"A blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot aged for 18 months in barrels, 60% new, the 2015 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande displays a medium to deep garnet-purple color and is elegantly fruited with crushed red currants, black raspberries and cassis with touches of lavender, rose hips, tilled soil, fungi and charcuterie. Medium-bodied, finely crafted, remarkably pure and beautifully poised, it has a firm frame of very fine-grained tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing on a lingering mineral note."


Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2027-2060


The 2015 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot that was picked from 10 September with the young Merlot, finishing on 9 October. It includes 12.5% vin de presse (which incidentally was included in the blend). It has a very pure bouquet with expressive Merlot imparting black cherries and...

...wild strawberry aromas that are embroidered with a thread of graphite. I noticed how it errs more towards black fruit with extended aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with edgy tannin on the entry, the Cabernet Sauvignon here in the driving seat despite that level of Merlot trying to get in a look. Together they give a sense of completeness to this Pichon Lalande that has semblances towards the great 1996. Whereas this Pauillac has a tendency to be more approachable than others, in fact, the 2015 has the backbone and substance to suggest that it will require a minimum of ten years' ageing, but patience will be amply rewarded. Nicolas Glumineau has overseen a quite brilliant Pichon Lalande here.



JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 24/01/2019
Drink: 2024-2044


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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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