Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2021 - 2nd Cru Class
Resulting from the division of Pichon-Longueville in 1850, "Pichon Comtesse" extends over a vineyard of 89 hectares with a richness drawn from a soil of Garonne gravel on clay. With eleven hectares of vines overflowing into the commune of Saint-Julien, and a grape variety that leaves a lot of room for Merlot in a region where Cabernet Sauvignon is widely favored, the château is an exception within the Pauillac appellation.
Since 2007, the Rouzaud family, owners of the Louis Roederer champagne house, has taken over the destiny of Pichon Comtesse with the ambition to maintain it at a very high level of quality and prestige. Under the impetus of Nicolas Glumineau, appointed general manager in 2012, the château is gradually regaining the status of "super second" that it had acquired in the 1980s thanks to a series of legendary vintages: 1982, 1986 and 1989. These are the ultimate references that each vintage must come as close as possible to.
After the new winery, the restructuring of the vineyard started in 2007 and will continue until 2030. The property beats to the rhythm of uprooting and replanting of vines, all cultivated in biodynamic methods.
- Delivery period
- Deliverable First semester 2024
- 88 % cabernet sauvignon, 10 % cabernet franc, 2 % merlot
- Alcohol level
- 2030 - 2048
Jean-Marc Quarin / Quarin.com - Noté 94/100 (april 2022)
Jane Anson / Inside Bordeaux - Noté 95/100 (may 2022)
Neal Martin / Vinous - Noté 93-95/100 (april 2022)
Antonio Galloni / Vinous - Noté 96-98/100 (april 2022)
Jeb Dunnuck / Jeb Dunnuck.com - Noté 94-96+ (may 2022)
Jeff Leve / The Wine Cellar Insider - Noté 94-96/100 (may 2022)
William Kelly / Wine Advocate - Noté 94-95+/100 (april 2022)
Lisa Perotti-Brown / The Wine Independent - Noté 91-93+/100 (may 2022)