Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2016 – Pauillac – Grand Cru Classé

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2016 – Pauillac – Grand Cru Classé

The nose is fine, fresh, racy and offers a beautiful persistence. It reveals slight notes of blackberry and hints of ripe/fresh cassis associated with slight notes of Gariguette strawberry, racy minerality (terroir) as well as a discreet hint of chocolate, toasted hint, licorice and a subtle hint of Cuben pepper. After aeration in the glass, it appears delicate notes of violet and blueberry. The palate is fruity, nicely balanced, gourmand, slight fleshy and offers a very beautiful finesse, a beautiful delicacy, a slight acid frame, tension, a beautiful straightness, a nice “guideline”, minerality as well as a silky and slightly creamy matter. The middle-palate is beautifully silky. In the mouth this wine expresses notes of ripe/fresh blackberry, fleshy/juicy raspberry and slight notes of fleshy/fresh strawberry associated with a hint of cherry, a discreet hint of cassis as well as a slight hint of toasted oak, caramelization, chocolate, salin minerality and a subtle/very discreet hint of spices/cuben pepper. Tannins are fine, structuring and beautifully built. Good length. There are slight notes of coffee on the finish, slight notes of chocolate as well as caramelization on the persistence and a very discreet hint of hazelnut on the aftertaste. A great wine! A beautiful success!

Note (Score): 19+/20

Note (Score): 98-99/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 2017/03

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)