2018 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac

$189.95
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Chateau Pichon Lalande is one of the classic examples of Pauillac. The vineyard is located next to Chateau Latour, and across the road from Pichon Baron, and produces every inch of quality of those estates. 
 “Full-bodied, concentrated and completely laden with tightly wound black fruit and savory layers, the palate gives a rock-solid backbone of firm, super ripe, super fine-grained tannins and soft background freshness, finishing very long with a veritable display of mineral fireworks. –WA 
 Move quickly to secure some of this sensuous and textured Comtesse, she will not wait around for long.

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2018
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Pauillac
Score Wine Advocate:
96
SKU #:
1039296
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Wine Advocate

The grand vin represents 50% of the crop this year. The 2018 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is made up of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot with a pH of 3.85, an IPT (total polyphenol index) of 87 and 14% alcohol. Very deep purple-black colored, it is like hitting a brick wall to begin, needing considerable coaxing to start to reveal notes of crushed black cherries, warm blackberries, ripe blackcurrants and chocolate cake with nuances of violets, rose hip tea, charcuterie, tapenade and incense with wafts of new leather and iron ore. Full-bodied, concentrated and completely laden with tightly wound black fruit and savory layers, the palate gives a rock-solid backbone of firm, super ripe, super fine-grained tannins and soft background freshness, finishing very long with a veritable display of mineral fireworks.