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1989 Château Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse-de-Lalande

ITEM 8251192 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
Baccus! 2 $240 $480
paumo4 2 $240 $480
5 $240
Item Sold Amount Date
I8426094 1 $240 Sep 11, 2022
I8419285 1 $230 Sep 4, 2022
I8371319 1 $240 Aug 7, 2022
I8315372 1 $240 Jul 10, 2022
I8280557 1 $240 Jun 19, 2022
I8251192 4 $240 Jun 5, 2022
I8238367 1 $305 May 22, 2022
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RATINGS

98Wine Spectator

Masses of ripe fruit. Blackberry, cassis and spices. Full-bodied and very soft, with round, caressing tannins and a deliciously fresh berry, plum aftertaste.

93Stephen Tanzer

Flamboyant aromas of cassis, currant leaf, tobacco, herbs and animal fur. Sweet, lush and lively; already showing lovely inner-mouth aromatic character.

92Robert M. Parker Jr.

..a sweet, roasted nose of rich cassis fruit, herbs, and vanilla. Lush and round,..outstanding ripeness, and beautiful purity and balance.

17.5Jancis Robinson

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.”