Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande - Pauillac 'Pichon Comtesse Reserve' - 2010
Formerly known as ‘Reserve de la Comtesse’, the estate’s second wine is now known as ‘Pichon Comtesse Réserve’.
This is one of our favorite estates in Pauillac. The 'Pichon Comtesse Reserve' is a great value and super consistent wine that never disappoints.
The 75 hectares (185 acres) of this vineyard border the property of Château Latour and stretch south of Pauillac towards the Commune of Saint Julien, from whence it gets its extraordinary charm. The exceptional character of the wines produced here, are distinguished by their elegance and finesse. The average age of the vines is 35 years, the sub-soils are made up of deep layers of gravel, and the top soils are ploughed. All these factors work in favour of the terroir and the production of high quality wines. In these conditions, the water constraints created by drought can generate higher wine quality, as long as the vine doesn’t overly suffer stress.
Terrific texture and opulence, forward fruit, sweet tannin, and a lush personality are dense along with copious quantities of sweet berries, roasted coffee, underbrush, black currant, and black cherry fruit. Sensationally pure, textured, and full-bodied, this will be a flamboyant, showy offering in its youth, but it is capable of lasting 20-30 years.
Producer: Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
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