Pichon Lalande

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Pichon Lalande: The Importance

Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is one of the stars of Pauillac, and one of the original ‘super seconds’ in Bordeaux. Classed as a deuxième cru classé in the 1855 Bordeaux classification, it is recognised that Pichon-Lalande can not only match first-growths, but occasionally outperform them.

 

Described by Robert Parker as “one of Pauillac’s most consistently brilliant wines”, which “can rival the three famous first growths of this commune”, this estate continues to produce outstanding wines, and quality has never been higher.


Pichon Lalande: The Insight

Some of the best vintages at this estate have been 1982, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2010 and 2015, although the persistently high critics scores throughout the years proves how consistent the quality of the wine being produced at this estate is.

 

In one of the best vintages, 2000, the wine produced was described by Robert Parker as “dense purple in colour, with loads of coffee, mocha, crème de cassis, and chocolate notes.” This wine is more approachable in its youth than many Pauillacs, although in the most outstanding vintages, the depth of the wine will mean that it will require a certain ageing time, with Parker recommending that the outstanding 2015 vintage be aged for at least 10 years. That particular vintage was described by Antonio Galloni as “a dazzling, towering wine” that is shaping up to be “one of the wines of the vintage.”

 

A second wine is also produced at the estate called La Réserve de la Comtesse, made in an earlier maturing and ripe style.

 

Pichon-Lalande cannot avoid comparison to its neighbour, Pichon-Baron, however stylistically, Pichon-Lalande offers a much more feminine and elegant style, whereas the wine produced at Pichon-Baron is more powerful and masculine.

 

The vineyards at Pichon-Lalande are planted to 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 8% Petit Verdot and are situated beside Château Latour and Château Pichon-Baron. Unusually for the region, Pichon-Lalande uses a higher concentration of old vine Petit Verdot, planted from 1932, which gives the wine unique floral and herbaceous notes and differentiates it from many of the other wines made in the region.


Pichon Lalande: The Background

The two estates of Pichon-Lalande and Pichon-Baron once formed part of one estate called Pichon Longueville. In 1850, Baron Joseph de Pichon-Longueville divided the estate and gave the part now known as Pichon-Lalande to his daughters. The estate remained with this family until the early 20th Century when the estate was purchased by the Miailhe brothers. May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, the daughter of Edouard Miailhe took over the estate in 1978. She made numerous improvements to the estate, including the expansion of the estate from 40 to 89 hectares of vines and under her supervision, the quality of the wine produced at Pichon-Lalande grew exponentially.

 

The estate was purchased by the Rouzaud family in 2007, who also own Louis Roederer, Domaines Ott and Champagne Deutz, amongst other estates around the world. Before this sale, the estate had been in the hands of only two families for over three centuries, highlighting the estate’s values of consistency and tradition. The new owners implemented many changes at the estate including rebuilding the wine-making facilities and a targeted re-planting programme to ensure that vines were planted in the optimum terroir for the variety. Another renovation took place in 2012, which was estimated to have cost in excess of 15 million euros, showing that no expense is being spared at this estate, something that is reflected in the wine created. Sylvie Cazes, whose family own Château Lynch-Bages, was named the director when the change of hands occurred, and in 2012, Cazes was replaced by Nicolas Glumineau, who previously worked at Château Montrose in St Estèphe.

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2016 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

96.75

2016 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

96.75
£1,433.00
£733.00
£1,433.00
£715.00
£358.00
£715.00
£490.00

2015 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

95.11

2015 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

95.11
£1,140.00
£1,169.00
£1,140.00
£570.00
£570.00
£1,169.00
£98.00
£389.00
£798.00
£1,196.00

2014 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

94.38

2014 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

94.38
£920.00
£920.00
NEW
£460.00
£920.00
NEW
£155.00

2013 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

91.25

2013 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

91.25
£844.00
£844.00
£422.00
£73.00
£589.00

2012 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

90.0

2012 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

90.0
£781.00
£781.00
£389.00
£781.00

2011 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

92.06

2011 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

92.06
£816.00
NEW
£816.00
£408.00
NEW
£71.00

2010 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

94.8

2010 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

94.8
£546.00
£546.00
NEW
£49.00

2009 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

94.7

2009 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

94.7
£1,298.00
£111.00

2008 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

91.25

2008 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

91.25
£900.00
£1,175.00
DP £900.00

2007 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

88.5

2007 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

88.5
£932.00
DP £956.00
£932.00
DP £932.00
£932.00
£80.00

2006 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

93.5

2006 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

93.5
£1,049.00
£1,049.00
£1,049.00

2005 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

91.0

2005 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

91.0
£1,066.00
£1,066.00
£1,066.00

2002 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

92.5

2002 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

92.5
£1,019.00
£1,019.00
£87.00
DP £107.00

2001 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

92.5

2001 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

92.5
£1,227.00
£105.00

2000 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

95.5

2000 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

95.5
£2,046.00
£2,046.00
£172.00

1999 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

87.5

1999 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

87.5
£1,066.00
£1,066.00
£91.00
DP £91.00

1998 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

86.5

1998 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

86.5
£1,377.00
£1,377.00
£117.00
DP £117.00
£231.00
£784.00

1997 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

86.5

1997 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

86.5
£1,127.00
£96.00
£90.00

1996 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

94.67

1996 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

94.67
£2,046.00
£2,046.00
£172.00

1995 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

95.0

1995 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

95.0
£2,102.00
£2,102.00
£1,052.00
£2,102.00
£177.00
DP £177.00

1994 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

89.5

1994 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

89.5
£1,203.00
£1,203.00
£1,203.00
£103.00
£79.00
DP £103.00
DP £95.00
£202.00

1993 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

82.5

1993 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

82.5
£985.00
£985.00
£985.00
£85.00
DP £101.00

1992 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

81.0

1992 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

81.0
£1,241.00
£1,241.00
£620.00
£106.00

1991 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

87.5

1991 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

87.5
£1,544.00
£1,544.00
£775.00
£131.00
£109.00
£215.00

1990 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

86.5

1990 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

86.5
£1,397.00
£119.00
DP £118.00
£234.00

1989 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

91.0

1989 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

91.0
£1,913.00
£1,913.00
£1,384.00
£1,913.00
£161.00
DP £161.00

1988 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

91.0

1988 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

91.0
£1,640.00
£1,640.00
DP £1,640.00
£823.00
£139.00
DP £139.00
DP £134.00
DP £147.00

1987 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

87.0

1987 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

87.0
£1,538.00
£124.00

1986 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

96.5

1986 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

96.5
£2,495.00
£2,495.00
£1,818.00
£209.00
£130.00
DP £209.00
DP £853.00

1985 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

93.0

1985 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

93.0
£1,947.00
£1,947.00
DP £1,947.00
£164.00
DP £182.00
DP £135.00
£325.00

1984 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

88.0

1984 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

88.0
£1,770.00
£149.00

1983 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

93.0

1983 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

93.0
£1,758.00
£1,758.00
£1,760.00
DP £1,758.00
£882.00
£149.00
£149.00
DP £149.00

1982 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

96.0

1982 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

96.0
£7,383.00
£616.00
£613.00
DP £616.00
DP £633.00
DP £585.00

1981 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

1981 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

£1,267.00
£1,267.00
£108.00

1980 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

1980 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

£1,647.00
£139.00

1979 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

1979 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

£1,534.00
DP £1,534.00
£130.00
DP £117.00
DP £118.00

1978 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

92.5

1978 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

92.5
£1,648.00
DP £1,648.00
£140.00
DP £140.00

1977 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

1977 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

£1,393.00
£118.00

1976 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

1976 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

£1,151.00
£98.00

1975 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

1975 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

£1,571.00
£1,571.00
£145.00
DP £133.00

1974 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

1974 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

£653.00
£57.00

1973 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

1973 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

£1,079.00
£92.00
£59.00

1972 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

1972 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

£1,226.00
£1,226.00

1971 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

1971 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

£1,091.00
£93.00

1970 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

87.0

1970 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

87.0
£3,330.00
£3,330.00
£3,330.00
NEW
DP £278.00
£555.00

1969 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

1969 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

£2,216.00
£186.00
£369.00

1967 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

1967 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

£2,704.00
£2,704.00
£451.00

1966 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

1966 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

£3,433.00
£3,433.00

1964 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

1964 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

£1,938.00
£163.00

1961 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

1961 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

£6,387.00
£532.00
£756.00
DP £532.00

1960 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

1960 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

£2,291.00
DP £174.00
DP £173.00
DP £153.00

1959 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

1959 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

£4,713.00
£392.00
£281.00

1955 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

1955 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

£2,593.00
£217.00

1953 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

1953 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

£4,944.00
£412.00

1952 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

1952 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

£5,635.00
£469.00

1947 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

1947 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

£7,767.00
£647.00
DP £647.00

1942 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

1942 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

£5,066.00
£422.00

1934 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

1934 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

£7,842.00
£653.00

1928 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

1928 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

£8,288.00
£690.00
£690.00

1926 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

1926 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

£11,407.00
£950.00

1921 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

1921 Pichon Lalande Bordeaux

£12,593.00
£1,049.00

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