Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2020 [in bond ex VAT] (6 x 75cl)

Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2020 [in bond ex VAT] (6 x 75cl)

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France : Bordeaux
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£810.00
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6 x 75cl * Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

'The 2020 Pichon-Lalande has a backward nose similar to that of its neighbour Pichon-Baron, and so I decanted the bottle for 45 minutes. It then revealed gorgeous scents of blackberry, wild hedgerow, seaweed (Japanese nori) and wild mint. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit and gentle but insistent grip. Very intense but not ripe; there is a coolness about this Pauillac that I like, while the finish is very classically styled and leaves behind a persistent, slightly briny aftertaste. This is a magnificent, cerebral Pichon-Lalande that will deserve serious aging and the patience of anyone still waiting for The Cure's new album. Tasted three times, including directly from the château. 96-98.' Neal Martin for Vinous

'Deep purple-black in color, the 2020 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande begins on a single, well-defined, wonderfully pure note of ripe blackcurrants, opening out to a melody of redcurrant jelly, kirsch, ripe blackberries and tar, with emerging suggestions of dark chocolate, cardamom, ground cloves and violets, with a waft of black truffles. Medium-bodied, tightly wound and with loads of fantastically nuanced black fruit layers, it has a rock-solid frame of finely grained tannins and bags of freshness, finishing long and mineral laced. The blend this year is 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. Drinking Window 2026 – 2050. 95-97.' Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW

Please note that prices are in-bond and exclude VAT, which are payable when the wines land in spring/summer 2023