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2001 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 12x75cl

£1,690.00 excl. VAT (Duty Paid)Price incl. of VAT: £2,028.00

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Product Description

The 2001 Chateau Pichon Lalande is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and a whopping 14% Petit Verdot. The wine is now reaching its maturity, although it has the ability to last another 20 years.

Tasting Notes

Vinous 93

The 2001 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a vintage that I was surprised to discover I had not tasted for a decade. Showing light bricking on the rim, it has an open nose of brambly red berry fruit intermixed with cola, sage and tobacco, the relative higher proportion of Merlot rendering a different Grand Vin compared to nowadays. The palate is medium-bodied with fleshy, ripe and now quite melted tannins. Savory in style, this is becoming quite a Saint-Julien-like Pauillac, hints of dried blood developing toward the finish as secondary notes become more pronounced. This is now reaching its maturity, although it has the substance to last another 20-some years. [Neal Martin, 22/09/2021]

Anticipated maturity: 2021-2050

Robert Parker 93

Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index’s 10-Year On horizontal. This has quite a precocious bouquet with raspberry jam, boysenberry, marmalade and pencil shavings. Very fine delineation and lift, certainly more backward than its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with structure tannins, just a hint of brine on the entry, good depth of black fruit with a sinewy, grippy blackberry and cedar-infused finish. One has the feeling that this has more to offer over the next decade. Tasted March 2011. [Neal Martin, 01/03/2011]

Producer Profile

Area under vines: 89 hectares
Soils: gravel and clay

Production: 170,000 bottles a year
Ageing: in 50% new oak barrels for 18-22 months

Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 60%
  • Merlot 29%
  • Cabernet Franc 7%
  • Petit Verdot 4%

Second wine: La Reserve de la Comtesse

  • Average Annual Production: 20-50% of the total crop
  • Grape varieties:

    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Merlot
    • Cabernet Franc
    • Petit Verdot
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    Weight 22 kg
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