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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château Pichon-Longueville, Comtesse de Lalande

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

Pauillac

Grape Variety:

Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Château Pichon Comtesse de Lalande, 2ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2000

12x75cl £2,900.00

2 cases Equiv. £241.67 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

"Sitting next to my former colleague, Pierre Antoine Rovani, at one of the tastings, he commented that he didn't like the striking green note in the aromatics of this wine, which I didn't detect at all, and a subsequent bottle at another tasting did not reveal it either. I do think there is a hint of bay leaf and a meatiness to it. In short, I find this to be a spectacular Pichon Lalande. Dense purple in color, with loads of coffee, mocha, creme de cassis, and chocolate notes, this is a somewhat unusual blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, and a whooping 10% Petit Verdot, with a little bit of Cabernet Franc. The Petit Verdot certainly gives the wine more of a tapenade, floral note, which I think can be interpreted by some as herbal. This is a rich, opulent, stunning Pichon Lalande that is beginning to drink beautifully, yet should continue to improve for at least another 10-15 years and last 30 or more years. Drink 2020-2050."

96/100 - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, June 2010

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