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Simply irresistible.
03 June 2019

Nicolas Glumineau has done it again! This is yet another magnificent Pichon Comtesse, a soaring, cashmere textured flying carpet that delights and thrills the senses. As one would expect, there is tremendous purity of fruit, dazzling aromatics and effortless tannins. It’s a glittering example, one that appears to possess the silken texture and transparency of the 2016, but with a bit more density. 2018 is a big vintage, yet this still possesses the hallmark femininity and finesse one expects from Pichon Comtesse. We were thrilled, the critics were too:

“The grand vin represents 50% of the crop this year. The 2018 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is made up of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot with a pH of 3.85, an IPT (total polyphenol index) of 87 and 14% alcohol. Very deep purple-black colored, it is like hitting a brick wall to begin, needing considerable coaxing to start to reveal notes of crushed black cherries, warm blackberries, ripe blackcurrants and chocolate cake with nuances of violets, rose hip tea, charcuterie, tapenade and incense with wafts of new leather and iron ore. Full-bodied, concentrated and completely laden with tightly wound black fruit and savory layers, the palate gives a rock-solid backbone of firm, super ripe, super fine-grained tannins and soft background freshness, finishing very long with a veritable display of mineral fireworks. 97-99/100”. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate    Read More

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