A Pauillac Second Grand Cru Classé, the glorious Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande rests proudly on the left bank of Bordeaux. In 2007, Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande began a new chapter in its history when it became part of the Rouzaud family, owners of the prestigious Louis Roederer Champagne House.
Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande watches over a 89-hectare terroir. Resting on soils composed of gravelly hilltops on a sandy-clay subsoil, this exceptional vineyard leads to the production of fine Pauillac wines.
Vinification and aging
Aged in barrels for 18 months (50% new).
Cabernet Sauvignon (75%)
Cabernet Franc (4%).
The refinement of this fine Pauillac wine brings out the most noble characteristics of each grape variety. The complexity conferred by the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes harmoniously balances with the fruitiness of Merlot and the elegance of the Cabernet Franc variety.
The 2016 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is blended of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc aged for 18 months in 60% new oak. Deep purple-black in color, it is a little mute, slowly unfurling to reveal a core of crushed blackcurrants, blueberry compote and black raspberries with nuances of cinnamon stick, violets, star anise, menthol and pencil shavings plus a waft of fallen leaves. Medium-bodied and super intense in the mouth, the palate bursts with black fruits and savory layers, complemented by red fruit sparks and framed by fantastically ripe, fine-grained tannins, finishing very long with a lingering suggestion of minerality.