Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Laland
Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
The second growth of Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, the Réserve de la Comtesse, was created and sold for the first time in 1973. Second growths represent between 20 percent and 50 percent of the total production of the Chateau. From the same soil, the second growth benefits from the technology and reputation of the great wine. The archives kept at Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
mention the existence of a second wine as early as the 19th century.
54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot. 4% Cabernet Franc
What a vintage! A complex nose with lots of present aromas. Intense oral notes of rose and violet as well as wild basil and rosemary. A lovely complex, savoury, rounded palate. Flavours of strawberry, morello cherry and white tobacco. Fine and well-tuned, long and unctuous; well-structured, well-balanced and intense.
Vinous by Antonio Galloni 94 points
James Suckling 94 points
Wine Enthusiast 92 points
Decanter 92 points
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 90 points