Fine Wine

November 19 - 27, 2018

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LOT 279
CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2000 (2) WA 96
  • CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2000 (2) WA 96

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CHÂTEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LALANDE 2000

Pauillac. 2ième Cru Classé

Sitting next to my former colleague, Pierre Antoine Rovani, at one of the tastings, he commented that he didn’t like the striking green note in the aromatics of this wine, which I didn’t detect at all, and a subsequent bottle at another tasting did not reveal it either. I do think there is a hint of bay leaf and a meatiness to it. In short, I find this to be a spectacular Pichon Lalande. Dense purple in color, with loads of coffee, mocha, creme de cassis, and chocolate notes, this is a somewhat unusual blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, and a whooping 10% Petit Verdot, with a little bit of Cabernet Franc. The Petit Verdot certainly gives the wine more of a tapenade, floral note, which I think can be interpreted by some as herbal. This is a rich, opulent, stunning Pichon Lalande that is beginning to drink beautifully, yet should continue to improve for at least another 10-15 years and last 30 or more years. June 2010 Drink: 2020-2050 WA 96

2 bts.    per lot $500 - $700

Realised: $570
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Additional Info:

Department: Wine
Bottle Count: 1-5
Bottle Formats: Standard 750ml
Has Tasting Notes
Score: 96
Single Cuvée / Vintage
Type: Red Bordeaux
Vintage: 2000