Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande

Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Magnum 2001

£350.00

Current stock: 6

Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, 2eme Cru Classe, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France, Magnum 2001

Proprietor Madame de Lencquesaing is proud of her 2001 Pichon Lalande. Only 37% of the production made it into the grand vin (a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and a whopping 14% Petit Verdot - an historic high for this varietal). Yields were 45 hectoliters per hectare. The normally late to mature Petit Verdot was actually harvested before the Cabernet Sauvignon, which was picked between October 3-14.

"A distinctive bouquet of violets, soy, pepper, blackberries, cassis, and tree bark gives this 2001 a singular style. This dense ruby/purple-colored blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and a whopping 14% Petit Verdot exhibits plenty of structure, wonderful sweetness, a closed style, but a rich, textured, persistent character. The unusually large percentage of Petit Verdot gives the wine more structure and less initial charm. This beauty needs some time in the cellar."

93/100 points, Robert M. Parker Jr, Wine Advocate, June 2004

"Deep garnet. Perfumed, hint of violets with sweet black fruit. A little peppery and some liquorice. Still quite primary aromas though there is a touch of meatiness and it's more sensuous than the 2002. Rich velvety texture, less fragrant on the palate than on the nose. Again, tannins are thick but smooth. Lively and youthful and open. (Main difference from 2002 is the amount of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. There was 10% PV in 2002 and 11% in 2004.) Later: violets again, quite exotic as it opens. Fluid and juicy. (JH)"

17/20 points, Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, December 2009

 

This is part of a long standing private customer’s collection. These wines are in excellent condition with the levels all around and above top shoulder. We are acting as an agent in the sale and the price is exclusive of V.A.T. which is not due. Our multibuy discounts do not apply.

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This is part of a long standing private customer’s collection. These wines are in excellent condition with the levels all around and above top shoulder. We are acting as an agent in the sale and the price is exclusive of V.A.T. which is not due. Our multibuy discounts do not apply.
SKU:
USMA0295
Availability:
Normally ships same day if ordered before 12pm.
Size:
150cl
ABV:
13%
Closure:
Cork
Bottled:
Winery
Appellation:
Pauillac
Vintage:
2001
Drink:
Now