Cabernet Sauvignon blend
75cl * 13% ABV * Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
One of the original Second Growth estates in the classification of 1855, Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (or sometimes just shorted to Château Pichon or Château Comtesse) is now owned by the same family that owns Roederer Champagne.
The 75 hectares (185 acres) of this vineyard border the property of Château Latour and stretch south of Pauillac towards the Commune of Saint Julien.
Opaquely purple in colour, the nose is loaded with floral, cassis, boysenberry, earth, olive and tobacco notes. Powerful, graceful, sensuous, rich, fresh, it is unusually full-bodied for a wine from this estate (the 2009 was blended from about 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, whereas it's usually about 50%-60%). It is pure, refined and offers silky, velvet textures.
Perfect with lamb, roast meats, chocolate and truffle and best served at room temperature.
This stunning Second Growth wine from a lauded vintage (2009 is one of the modern best) received some excellent reviews from the critics too, including:
James Suckling - 96pts
Robert Parker - 96-98pts
Decanter - 18.5pts (out of 20)
Wine Spectator - 95-98pts