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Château-Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse-de-Lalande Pauillac 2014

$139.99

SKU 08001

750ml

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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Brand Château-Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse-de-Lalande
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Wine AdvocateThe Château Pichon-Lalande 2014 is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot picked over five weeks between 16 September and 20 October. It has a very pure and precise bouquet with a light marine influencing the black cherries and blueberry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with a tense, graphite-tinged opening, a fine line of acidity (pH 3.72) and a silky smooth finish. The Cabernet Sauvignon is very expressive and dominates the Merlot at the moment, although the Merlot is essentially counterbalancing what might have been a much more austere Pichon-Lalande. Under Nicolas Glumineau, this Pauillac estate is really beginning to "motor" and this is an excellent wine, one within touching distance of the First Growths.

Neal Martin, April 2015