Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac 2019 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac 2019 750ml
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Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac 2019

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This majestic second growth estate in Pauillac is one of the most esteemed château in the entire Bordeaux region. The estate was originally created by Pierre de Mazur de Rauzan at the end of the XVIIth century. The 80-hectare land (which at the time also included the Château Pichon Longueville Baron) originally extended from Pauillac and Saint-Julien.  In 1694, de Rauzan's daughter married the Bordeaux politician Jacques Pichon Longueville, and the estate took the name Pichon. One of Pichon's daughters, the Comtesse de Lalande, became the next-generation owner of the estate. In 1850, the estate was divided into the two current 'Pichon' estates: Pichon Comtesse de Lalande and Pichon Baron. This is the former.  

Notes of cedar, cocoa and custard immediately evident on the nose followed by a release of pure and intoxicating notes of blackcurrant and peony. Long and intense, the aromatic structure evolves from classic notes of citron and spices (cloves, black pepper), to luscious tones of praline and blackcurrant. At first, well-balanced and smooth in the mouth, moving onto a very open mid-palate and a rich, savory long-lasting finish, thanks to silky, refined and well-integrated tannins.  

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Pure class, the 2019 Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse De Lalande is another brilliant wine from director Nicolas Glumineau that checks in at the top of the vintage. A blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, and 6% Cabernet Franc that was harvested from mid-September through October 8th. Brought up in roughly 60% new French oak, it hit 14.1% natural alcohol with a pH of 3.7. More elegant and poised from bottle than barrel, it offers a brilliant perfume of crème de cassis, lead pencil shavings, tobacco leaf, damp earth, and graphite. Deep, full-bodied, and pure perfection on the palate, it has this incredible marriage of Latour-like stature and regalness buffered by wonderful, sexy, seamless fruit, which no doubt comes from the higher Merlot content and makes Comtesse de Lalande so singular and unique. It builds slowly with time in the glass and has remarkable purity of fruit, ultra-fine tannins, perfect balance, and a finish that just begs you to pour another glass. It has a seductive, seamless profile that offers pleasure even today (although it needs lots of air to show at its best) yet needs 7-8 years of bottle age to hit the early stages of its prime drink window and will evolve for another 40-50 years if stored properly.

April 11, 2022
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One of the wines of the vintage, the 2019 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande soars from the glass with complex aromas of wild berries, tobacco leaf, loamy soil, burning embers and hints of violets and rose petals. Full-bodied, deep and complete, it's velvety and seamless, with a broad attack and a multidimensional core of lively, succulent fruit. Concluding with a long, expansive finish, it's a remarkable young Pauillac that will offer many years of thrilling drinking. Congratulations to Nicolas Glumineau and his team, who are ushering in a new golden age at an address where standards were always very high.

William Kelley, April 7, 2022
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The wine's tannins and beautiful fruits are impressive. It has the acidity and freshness of the vintage while also giving a structure and texture that will assure considerable aging. This is a very fine wine that will be ready from 2026.

Roger Voss, October 1, 2022
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