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2016 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 3×1.5L

JR18RP98+VM97

HK$11,668 / Case

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UK Stock: ETA to HK address 10-16 weeks (air)
SKU: LXSIB101417620160301500 Categories: , , , ,
Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

JancisRobinson.com – 18

Tasted blind. Deep smudgy purplish crimson. Sweet mulberries on the nose. Racy and fleshy and fruity. Not very classical Pauillac but an early charmer. Lots of fun! Long. Lovely wine. [23/01/2020]

Anticipated maturity: 2025-2045

Vinous – 97

The 2016 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande has an enthralling bouquet of tobacco-infused black fruit, shaved truffle and pencil shavings; crushed stone emerges with continued aeration. The Cabernet Sauvignon is clearly in the driving seat here, just like the 1996. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin, more saline and marine-influenced than Pichon Baron, and a tad spicier toward the finish, which is one of the most impressively persistent I have ever encountered in a Pichon-Lalande, fanning out with gusto and leaving the mouth still tingling 60 seconds after it has departed. This is a benchmark for the estate, the best Nicolas Glumineau has overseen in his tenure… thus far. [Neal Martin, 24/01/2019]

Anticipated maturity: 2023-2050

Robert Parker – 98+

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. [Lisa Perrotti-Brown, 30/11/2018]

Anticipated maturity: 2023-2058

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