Chateau Pichone Longueville Comtesse 2021
Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse

Chateau Pichon Comtesse de Lalande


Chateau Pichon Lalande is one of the best examples of Bordeaux wine from Pauillac and 2021 is one of the great wines of the vintage

Chateau Pichone Longueville Comtesse 2021
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Whilst the 2021 Pichon Comtesse is epic and certainly among the great wines of this vintage, there isn't much of it to go around. Sadly the mildew and dehydration in the latter part of the year got the better of many of the vines. Fortunately, what was made is rich, and sumptuous in the glass, yet clocking in at 12.9% alcohol, the 2021 is beautifully layered and totally sensual from the very first taste. Hints of red fruit, flowers, mint, white pepper and dried savory herbs develop with a bit of coaxing.

Cocoa powder, iris notes, pink roses and black fruits - so fragrant - you just want to smell the wines in 2021 for hours. This is a seriously impressive Comtesse and stands out as one of my favorite wines of the vintage with real promise. Power and depth from the get go, tannins are massy, softly fleshy but also provide support and structure, giving layers to the fruit and savory elements that combine clove, cedar, cola, vanilla and cinnamon with teeth-coating licorice and graphite too

International Critic Ratings:

96/100 Decanter Magazine

95/100 James Suckling

95/100 Wine Advocate

History of PIchon Comtesse:

The Pichon Longueville estate goes back to 1688-1689. In 1850, Virginie de Pichon Longueville, Countess de Lalande, and her two sisters inherited three-fifths of the vineyard from their father. This took on the name of Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. In 1978, May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, daughter of Edouard Miailhe, in turn inherited this beautiful property and devoted herself entirely to continuing the tradition of quality wine.Just two families have been responsible for maintaining this wine's superb reputation for three centuries. Bordering on Chateau Latour, Second Growth Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is located in the southern part of Pauillac, near Saint-Julien. The unusual choice of grape varieties (there is a much higher percentage of Merlot than average) is a partial explanation for this wine's outstanding personality, marked by elegance, balance and finesse. Traditional methods and modern technology combine to make the most of the estate's prestigious soil. The international reputation of this "Super Second" Growth can be attributed to unfailing quality and dynamic owners.