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Chateau Pichon Lalande

chateau pichon longueville comtesse de lalande pauillac (grand cru classe) 2015

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Founded in 1689, Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande has quite a spectacular history. The quality and elegance of the wines have been the maxim of all the chateau's owners since Master Winemaker Joseph de Pichon Longueville's reign in the 18th century. As owner and administrator during the last thirty years, May Eliane de Lencquesaing has modernized the chateau's installations in the truest respect for tradition. Her indefatigable passion has elevated Pichon to a level equaled only by its consistency all over the world. In October of 2006, Madame Lencquesaing joined forces with Champagne Louis Roederer, thus opening a new chapter in the long and magnificent history of Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. The unique encepagement and the twelve hectares of vines situated on the soils of St Julien endow the wines of Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande with an exceptional personality compared with the other crus of the Pauillac appellation. Complexity, elegance and longevity are the hallmarks of this race, they are found every year during the creation of the vintages.

Tasting Notes
The nose is distinguished by a bouquet of aromas, mixing blackcurrant and violet, vanilla and cinnamon. In the palate, the tannins appear mature and melted, revealing a strong and affirmed structure, surprising suppleness, perfect harmony and long persistency. The wine is seductive when young without prejudicing its longevity.

Technical Information
Appellation: Pauillac
Varietal(s): 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot

 

Critical Acclaim

JS97, James Suckling

"This shows spices, pepper, blueberries and blackcurrants on the nose. Full body, very polished tannins and a long and beautiful finish. Shows such gorgeous texture. Precise and transparent. Try in 2022."

 

D97, Decanter

"Beautifully extracted, this is rich, ripe and layered. It is utterly gorgeous and has real precision and tension. It delivers its Pauillac swagger with the most gentle of hands - the tannins are fine, layered-up and building their defences without imposing too heavily on the succulent black fruits. It judges the vintage extremely well and is the best in this line-up for me. 1% Petit Verdot completes the blend. 60% new oak."

 

JD97, Jeb Dunnuck

"I tasted the 2015 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande on three separate occasions rating it 97 twice and 98 once. Checking in as a final blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this is a nuanced style of wine that grows on you with time in the glass, and the larger Merlot component always gives it a more supple, seductive texture. Crème de cassis, black raspberries, spring flowers, leafy herbs and lead pencil notes all flow to a full-bodied, ultra-pure, seamless beauty that builds on the palate, has fine tannin and a great, great finish. As classy as they come, it will continue to impress for two to three decades."

 

RP96, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"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."

 

WE96, Wine Enthusiast

"This is the new taste for this estate: richly endowed while remaining elegant and suave. Certainly, there is great concentration here as well as rich black fruits. But they are given a sense of style and poise that will remain with this wine as it ages. Drink from 2026."


750ml Bottle