This Countess often thinks she is a soft, forward Margaux, and 2015 is no exception. A dazzling, towering wine…Simply put, the 2015 is one of the wines of the vintage," says Galloni. This will be a wine to put in a quiet corner of your cellar until at least 2025 and then step back and watch it unfurl in the decanter. A steal for the quality.
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.