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2016 Château Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse-de-Lalande

ITEM 8102991 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
edigo 1 $335 $335
4 $335
Item Sold Amount Date
I8193546 4 $280 Apr 24, 2022
I8178973 2 $280 Apr 17, 2022
I8156368 6 $295 Mar 27, 2022
I8110151 6 $335 Feb 13, 2022
I8107721 1 $335 Feb 6, 2022
I8105707 1 $315 Feb 6, 2022
I8102991 1 $335 Jan 30, 2022
I8060568 1 $315 Jan 9, 2022
I8052402 2 $315 Jan 2, 2022
I8011732 2 $305 Nov 28, 2021
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RATINGS

100Jeb Dunnuck

Perfect balance and thrilling intensity as well as heavenly aromatics of crème de cassis, leafy herbs, jammy blackberries, tobacco leaf.... Possessing a deep, full-bodied, singular character, the purity of fruit that's the hallmark of the vintage

98+ The Wine Advocate

A core of crushed blackcurrants, blueberry compote and black raspberries with nuances of cinnamon stick, violets, star anise...Medium-bodied and super intense in the mouth, the palate bursts with black fruits and savory layers

97Wine Spectator

Saturated with dark currant, fig and blackberry compote flavors, this has a fleshy, nearly glycerin feel at first before stretching out to reveal singed cedar, tobacco leaf, dark earth and cassis bush flavors.

#97 of 2019Wine Spectator Top 100

PRODUCER

Château Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse-de-Lalande

Château Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse-de-Lalande has roots in the late 17th century, when Pierre de Mazure de Rauzan bought property near Pauillac, in Medoc. When his daughter married Jacques de Pichon Longueville, the estate of Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse-de-Lalande was established. The estate remained with the family until 1925, when it was purchased by the Miailhe family. In 2007 it was sold to the Rouzaud family, who are owners of the Louis Roederer Champagne house. Collectors prize Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse-de-Lalande as one of the Pauillac’s most consistently excellent wines. The wine traditionally has a high proportion of Merlot, usually about 35%, which gives it a characteristic velvety and supple aspect. The estate includes 183 acres planted to 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 8% Petit Verdot. The average age of the vines is 40 years, and 180,000 bottles of Château Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse-de-Lalande are produced annually.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Pauillac

Pauillac is Bordeaux’s most famous appellation, thanks to the fact that it is home to three of the region’s fabled first-growth châteaux, Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild and Latour. Perched on the left bank of the Gironde River north of the city of Bordeaux, Pauillac is centered around the commune of Pauillac and includes about 3,000 acres of vineyards. The Bordeaux classification of 1855 named 18 classified growths, including the three above mentioned First Growths. Cabernet Sauvignon is the principal grape grown, followed by Merlot. The soil is mostly sandy gravel mixed with marl and iron. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “the textbook Pauillac would tend to have a rich, full-bodied texture, a distinctive bouquet of black currants, licorice and cedary scents, and excellent aging potential.”