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Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2022
Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
The Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande embodies the elegance and refinement of Pauillac wines. It is a property classified Second Grand Cru in the official classification of Bordeaux wines of 1855. For over three centuries, this illustrious wine estate has been shaped by generations of enthusiasts, with meticulous attention paid to the quality of the terroir and the family's exceptional expertise.
The history of Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande dates back to the 17th century. In 1689, Pierre de Mazure de Rauzan, an influential wine merchant, acquired the vineyards and erected the Domaine that bears his name today. Over the years, Domaine changed ownership several times, but it wasn't until the early 20th century that Château enjoyed a period of stability thanks to the Miailhe family. In 1925, May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, an emblematic figure in the Miailhe family, inherited the estate and devoted much of her life to its management, contributing to its worldwide renown.
The terroir of Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is of exceptional quality, with soils composed of gravel, clay and limestone. The vines cover an area of almost 85 hectares, planted mainly with traditional Bordeaux grape varieties, namely Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The proximity of the Gironde estuary and the presence of surrounding lakes create an ideal microclimate for optimal grape ripening.
The wines produced by Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande are renowned for their elegance, finesse and remarkable balance. They perfectly embody the expression of their terroir and reflect the classic style of Pauillac wines. The red wines of Domaine are dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings structure, complexity and ageing potential. They reveal aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, graphite and tobacco, with silky tannins and a long finish. These wines are remarkably precise, offering a perfect balance between power and elegance.
The Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande also offers a Second wine, the Réserve de la Comtesse, which offers a more accessible and immediate approach to the Domaine wines, while retaining great quality and a beautiful expression of terroir.
The commitment to excellence and the constant search for continuous improvement have enabled Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande to rank among the greatest wines of Bordeaux. The Domaine is recognized for its rigor in all aspects of viticulture and winemaking, applying traditional methods and leveraging modern technological advances to pRéserver the integrity of the grapes and pRéserver the unique character of each vintage.
Critics Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2022.
Description Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2022.
On the nose, this Pichon Comtesse suggests a complexity and depth rarely seen.
Raspberry and blackcurrant notes mingle with red rose aromas followed by subtle and elegant hints of rosewood.
The palate displays incredible volume.
This ethereal 2022 Pichon Comtesse expresses delicious and crunchy notes of Morello cherry and blackcurrant.
The overall impression is of a lively, rich and silky wine with a flavourful finish underpinned by seemingly infinite fine-grained tannins.
Pichon Comtesse invites tasters on a dreamlike journey.