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Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Pre-Arrival 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

"Only 40% of the crop made it into the grand vin, which achieved 12.95% natural alcohol. The final blend for the 2011 Pichon Lalande was 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. Under the administration of the new owners, the Merlot component has been dramatically reduced in favor of more Cabernet Sauvignon in the final blend. A strong effort, the 2011 boasts a dense ruby/purple color and abundant aromas of black currants intermixed with unsmoked cigar tobacco, serious body, more concentration than most of the classified growths, and a bigger, more structured style that may suggest a subtle change in the winemaking philosophy at this estate. *This impressive wine is one of the vintage’s most interesting efforts*. It should drink well for 15-20 years."Robert Parker (92-94 pts.)*We will notify you on arrival summer 2014.*

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External Reviews for Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Pre-Arrival

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/25/2012

78% cabernet sauvignon, 8% merlot, 12% cabernet franc, and 2% petite verdot. Independent sibling of Pichon-Baron, this 89-hectare estate borders Chateau Latour. Soils are gravel and clay over deep limestone and sandstone. Aged in 50% new French oak.... John Sweeney. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 3000ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

This is powered by tannins while also keeping its fresh fruit intact. There is a mineral texture thats layered with a juicy fruit character on the finish. - R.V. Wine Enthusiast. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 750ml


External Review
Source: AOC Fine Wines
05/06/2010

Purple intense color. Aromatic fine and subtle nose. Finally I find it back It appears much more precise than 2005 and 2006. Beautiful on entry it evolves with good density very fruity and finely mellow. After the mid-palate the body slightly fades and the wine shows a slight vividness that should disappear during barrel ageing. In any case I welcome back the rebirth and precision. Jean-Marc Quarin - www.quarin.com



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"Only 40% of the crop made it into the grand vin, which achieved 12.95% natural alcohol. The final blend for the 2011 Pichon Lalande was 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. Under the administration of the new owners, the Merlot component has been dramatically reduced in favor of more Cabernet Sauvignon in the final blend. A strong effort, the 2011 boasts a dense ruby/purple color and abundant aromas of black currants intermixed with unsmoked cigar tobacco, serious body, more concentration than most of the classified growths, and a bigger, more structured style that may suggest a subtle change in the winemaking philosophy at this estate. *This impressive wine is one of the vintage’s most interesting efforts*. It should drink well for 15-20 years."Robert Parker (92-94 pts.)*We will notify you on arrival summer 2014.*

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