Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2ème Grand Cru Classé 2002 - Lot of 1 Bottle
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Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2ème Grand Cru Classé 2002

     
  • Black fruit
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  • Gastronomic wine
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  • Wine for ageing
  • Color:Red
  • 13% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Classic

A "First-Class Second Growth", as the Wine Spectator magazine so memorably put it a few years ago; a sentence thant doesn't age! More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 very slightly marked label
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Pauillac
  • Classification: 2ème Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Famille Rouzaud
  • More information....

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2ème Grand Cru Classé serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Canard sauvage, Noisette dagneau, Canard aux figues.

Peak: Drink until 2025

  • Vintage score: 13/20
  • What the experts say...

    "Dense ruby/purple in color with a glorious nose of melted licorice, lavender, barbecue smoke, black currants, and graphite, the wine is tannic, classically structured with an opaque ruby/purple color, beautiful definition" R. Parker (04/2005)

    Lot presentation
    Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2ème Grand Cru Classé

    Cuvée presentation

    Of the property's 75 hectares, 11 are in the commune of Saint Julien, giving the wines a certain elegance, uncommon for Pauillac. In addition to the predominant Cabernet Sauvignon, which gives the wines a great capacity to age, there is also a high proportion of Merlot, giving them a remarkable suppleness especially when young. The grand vin of Pichon Comtesse thus exquisitely marries the concentration of a Pauillac with very distinct tannins. Its exceptional terroir overlooking the Gironde means it can effectively resist harsh winters and overly warm summers. In the closed circle of the finest Bordeaux. To be sampled after 10 to 30 years.

    Information about domainChâteau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

    “A First Class Second Cru” was how the Wine Spectator magazine very aptly described Château Pichon Lalande! The latter was created as a result of the splitting of the original Château Pichon Longueville in 1850 when the owner established his children’s inheritance: his son took charge of the current Pichon Longueville Baron, while his daughter, Virginie, who was married to the Comte de Lalande, received the other part of the property, hence the addition of “Comtesse de Lalande”. A determined figure with a passion for wine, Virginie oversaw the property's rise and its establishment in its own right. It remained within her family until 1925, when it was purchased by Edouard and Louis Miailhe.From 1978 to 2007 the domaine was managed by another grande dame: Edouard Miailhe's daughter, May-Eliane de Lencquesaing. Grand Chancellor of Bordeaux's Wine Academy, she was known as La Générale, thanks to her husband's military career. The feminine influence of the Comtesse a century earlier could not have found a finer echo, and Pichon Lalande's impassioned history is reflected in the special affection that connoisseurs have always had for the château's wines. The property was purchased by the Rouzaud family in 2007, the owners, among other interests, of Roederer champagne.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 very slightly marked label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Pauillac
    • Classification: 2ème Grand Cru Classé
    • Producer/Owner: Famille Rouzaud
    • Vintage: 2002
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: Drink until 2025
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Environment friendly 
    • Size (in ha): 75
    • Volume: 250000 bottles
    • Intensity: Classic
    • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 8% Petit verdot, 12% Cabernet franc
    Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2ème Grand Cru Classé
    Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2ème Grand Cru Classé

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    Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2ème Grand Cru Classé 2002

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