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Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pichon Comtesse Reserve [En Primeur – due Winter 2025] 2022

13% abv

Vol- 75cl

Splendid as the Reserve is, the Pichon Comtesse reaches an altogether different level. More backward and reserved, this requires a bit of concentration (from the taster). A more cerebral, tightly wound specimen, it takes a while to open up, but when it does one is greeted with classical, cool Pauillac aromas, followed by a palate full of detailed and luxuriantly textured fruit. There’s no doubt that Pichon Comtesse is one of the greatest wines in the Medoc at the moment and the 2022 is a must buy for any serious Bordeaux collector.
The 2022 Pichon Comtesse Reserve is made from 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc.
Deep garnet-purple in color, it comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant scents of juicy black plums, blackberry pie, and boysenberry preserves, plus hints of black cherries, cedar chest, and lavender.

£240.00  Per Case 6 x 75cl (6 x £40.00)   exclusive of Duty and VAT.

Limited stock, only 7 remaining

Important. This is a bonded product and is priced exclusive of Duty and VAT. Wines must be purchased by the unmixed case. The case size is detailed in the Product Details. After purchase we will contact you to arrange either the wine's continued storage in a bonded warehouse as designated by HM Customs & Excise or for the payment of the pertinent Duty and VAT, where after delivery can be arranged. Transfer & delivery fees will be charged at cost.

The two Pichon Chateaux stand guard at the entrance to Pauillac from St Julien. These two formidable structures on opposite sides of the D2 are two of the most iconic building of the Medoc and two of the most iconic wines. Until recently, Madame de Lencquesaing along with her nephew, Gildas d’Ollone ran this estate with great success. The estate’s vineyards, bordering those of Chateau Latour at the south of the commune have produced many outstanding wines; this is classic Pauillac terroir ideally suited to producing great Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2007, Madame de Lencquesaing sold to Monsieur Rouzaud of the Champagne House, Louis Roederer. The appointment of Nicolas Glumineau, formally of another high flying second growth, Chateau Montrose has really transformed the fortunes of this superb estate. Nicolas has a Midas touch – he has managed to retain all the feminine charms of the Comtesse vineyard, but has added a polish and poise to the wines that is very impressive. It is now consistently amongst our favourite wines of the primeur tastings and one of the most sought after brands of Bordeaux.

There are currently 89 hectares under vine, 11 of which are actually in St Julien! The dominant varietal is unsurprisingly Cabernet Sauvignon (45%), but there is a slightly unusual 35% of Merlot planted in this region where Cabernet is king. This is a legacy of the previous owners, the Miailhe brothers. Replanting programs are addressing this balance and over time we will see more Cabernet in both wines.The estate was created by Pierre de Mazur de Rauzan at the end of the XVIIth century. The 80-hectare land (which included the Château Pichon Longueville Baron) originally extended from Pauillac and Saint-Julien. In 1694, de Rauzan's daughter married the Bordeaux politician Jacques Pichon Longueville, and the estate took the name Pichon. One of Pichon's daughters, the Comtesse de Lalande, became the next-generation owner of the estate.[2]

In 1850, the estate was divided into the two current Pichon estates.[3]

In 1925, Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande was bought by Edouard Miailhe and Louis Miailhe. The daughter of Edouard Miailhe, May Eliane de Lencquesaing (born in 1926) later became the owner and manager of the property.[4]

In 2006, de Lencquesaing sold a majority interest in the Château to the Rouzaud family, which also owns the Champagne house Louis Roederer.[3] In 2009, the Roederer Group invested 30 million dollars in a replanting plan and a new wine cellar, in a move to turn the whole operation into a biodynamic farm.[2]

Reference #:
19617_B
Strength
13 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Grapes
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Organic
No
Biodynamic
No
Vegan
No
Vegetarian
No
Sparkling
No

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