Ch√Ęteau Pichon Comtesse De Lalande 2020

The 2020 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande has a very intense bouquet with layers of black fruit, hints of seaweed/brine, crushed stone, and perhaps less mint than it displayed from barrel. This possesses stunning delineation, like a perfect C major chord echoing around an empty cathedral. The palate is very well balanced, much more classic in style than its barrel showing, saline to its core, with hints of brine. A Pauillac where you can really sense the Gironde estuary flowing through its veins. Nicolas Glumineau has one of his finest creations on his hands, and when it grows up, it will be challenging First Growths. Drink 2027-2055.

Score: 98 pts - Neal Martin, vinous.com

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Grape Varieties

  • 77% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 17% Merlot
  • 6% Cabernet Franc

Type: Red

A.O.C: Pauillac

AB SKU: 896269