Pichon Comtesse de Lalande 2016

Pichon Comtesse de Lalande 2016

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Color:

Red

Size:

75 cl

Type:

Wine

Country:

France

Region:

Bordeaux

Classification:

Pauillac

2ème Grand cru classé Pauillac

Notation

RP 98+/100 Vinos 100/100 JS 98/100 JR 17/20

Description

The 2016 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is blended of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc aged for 18 months in 60% new oak. Deep purple-black in color, it is a little mute, slowly unfurling to reveal a core of crushed blackcurrants, blueberry compote and black raspberries with nuances of cinnamon stick, violets, star anise, menthol and pencil shavings plus a waft of fallen leaves. Medium-bodied and super intense in the mouth, the palate bursts with black fruits and savory layers, complemented by red fruit sparks and framed by fantastically ripe, fine-grained tannins, finishing very long with a lingering suggestion of minerality.

Sensual, seductive, silky... There are no superlatives to describe a wine on which many critics agree. It's rare to hear of a Médoc that it's round enough to drink "young." However, the suppleness and finesse of this wine have earned it this reputation. This accessibility is partly due to a large proportion of Merlot (35%), relatively large for the town. Although fleshy and tender, this Pauillac cru remains sufficiently tannic, deep and rich to evolve over the next 10 to 20 years.

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