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Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2020

Bordeaux - Second GrowthPauillac - Red
Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2020
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A balanced and aromatic red wine from Pauillac

The estate

A 2nd Classified Growth of Pauillac, the magnificent Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande shines bright on the left bank of Bordeaux. In 2007, the Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande estate turned a new page in its history when it was purchased by the Rouzaud family, who also own the prestigious Maison de Champagne Louis Roederer.

The vineyard

The Pichon Longueville estate comprises 92 hectares, 72 of which are planted to the vine. The soils, composed of gravel outcroppings upon a clayey-sandy subsoil, are home to vines aged 30 years on average. The vineyard is managed with sustainable viticulture and biodynamic practices on 32 hectares.

The vintage

While warm temperatures in the winter favored early bud burst, the months of April and May were hot and marked by very heavy rainfall. These conditions did not affect flowering, which was early and rapid. A cool and fairly rainy month of June preceded a hot, dry summer. The rains in August helped the vines ripen and avoid water stress. The grapes harvested were of very high quality.

Vinification and ageing

Plot vinification. Vatting by gravity. Tapered double-wall thermo-regulated tanks. Aging for 12 months in barrels (40% new) with medium long toasting. Traditional racking à l’esquive.

The blend

The 2020 Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is made from cabernet sauvignon (77%), merlot (17%), cabernet franc (6%).

The tasting

Nose

Frank and beautifully pure, the nose expresses fragrances of blackberry, blackcurrant and peony with tasty notes of cedar typical of the appellation.

Palate

Beautifully elegant, the palate seduces with its perfect balance between power, length, fullness and a tasty touch. Aromas of blackcurrant and blackberry coat the palate, whose chiseled tannic structure delicately blends precision and flavor.

Parker : 95-97 / 100
J. Suckling : 96-97 / 100
BordeauxPauillac
Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot

Bettane & Desseauve
96-96

Decanter
96

J. Robinson
18

J. Suckling
96-97

Revue du Vin de France
98-100

Vinous - A. Galloni
95-97

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Appellation
Pauillac

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Region
Bordeaux

Parker
95-97

On Special
No

Classification
Second Growth

Allergens
Contains sulfites

On Special
No

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