2009 Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
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A beautiful effort, the 2009 Pichon Lalande, a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, possesses copious mocha, lead pencil, unsmoked, high class tobacco, black currant, forest floor and herbaceous characteristics. It is a deep purple-hued, charming, surprisingly open-knit Pauillac with wonderful freshness, a plump, fleshy mouthfeel, opulence and unctuosity, medium to full body and a well-delineated, luscious style. More elegant than its nearby neighbor, Pichon Longueville Baron, and not as massive in concentration and extract, it is one of the great Pichon Lalandes of the last twenty years.
Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
This is a leading "Super Second" estate it has the talent to compete with the First Growths. Charming, distinctive and never dull, it is a wine you can purchase with confidence.
Bordering Saint-Estèphe to the north and Saint-Julien to the south, Pauillac boasts three of the five Left Bank Premier Grand Cru Classé (also known as First Growth) estates, including Châteaux Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild and Latour. Gravel-rich vineyards to the northwest and southeast of the town allow the roots of the vines to reach a greater depth than anywhere else in the Médoc, providing impeccable fruit which results in concentrated and complex wines.
Bordeaux is France's most celebrated wine region. With 120,000 hectares under vine and producing over 700 million bottles of wine per year, Bordeaux is not only the most illustrious area, it is also one of the largest wine producing regions on earth.
Although most Bordeaux wines are classified as table wines or Bordeaux Supérieur, the region is better known for being the source for some of the world’s most prestigious fine wines. These include the five distinguished First Growths: Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Latour, Château Margaux, Château Haut-Brion, and ...
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