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Château Pichon-Longueville, Comtesse de Lalande





Grape Blend:

Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot | Cab. Franc | Petit Verdot

Château Pichon Comtesse de Lalande, 2ème Cru Classé, Pauillac, 2015

6x75cl £600.00

1 case

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Tasting Note:

We don't know how Nicolas Glumineau does it, but there's some sort of alchemy afoot at Pichon Lalande. Yet again, Pichon Lalande is one of the strongest performers in the Medoc; a wine with First Growth breed. Nicolas explained his intention, 'we wanted to make an expansive wine, as straight as an arrow, dense but at the same time reserved. We sought a balance between power and a tannic backbone, which supports the taste without being aggressive, and the aromatic, ethereal elegance of the chateau's wines'. He hit the bullseye! Stylistically we find this very similar to the glorious 2014 with a little more depth and sensual fruit in the mid palate. The bouquet offers scents of pure violets and mineral infused Cabernet fruit: menthol cassis notes, crème de mûre, herbs and a touch of spice; this is regal - as aromatically precise as you'll find in all of Bordeaux. The palate is effortlessly charming with swaths of fleshy, creamy purple fruit. There is good density and lots of underlying power, but the appearance is that of grace, tension and freshness. Everything is present in perfect measure - gorgeous aromas, silky textured fruit and sleek, refined tannins, flecked with gravelly minerals. Graceful, restrained and very very beautiful. 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.

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