Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2017 – Pauillac, Grand Cru Classé

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2017 – Pauillac, Grand Cru Classé

The nose is aromatic, elegant and offers deepness, concentration, a very fine freshness as well as a beautiful material (all in finess). It reveals notes of blackberry, crushed cassis, black cherry and small touches of wild strawberry, garonnaise gravels (Graves) (terroir) associated with subtle hints of flowers, very discreet touches of toasted, cocoa, menthol as well as an imperceptible hint of almond, toasted oak/vanilla, tea and a subtle hint of Bourbon vanilla. The palate is fruity, juicy, well-balanced, aerial, racy (terroir) and offers a beautiful mineral frame, a beautiful juiciness, a small fat, density, precision, a beautiful fullness, a beautiful definition, a mineral frame as well as a fine tension. On the palate this wine expresses notes of black cherry, crushed blackberry and more slightly crunchy redcurrant associated with a fine touch of fresh wild flowers, fresh cassis as well as subtle touches of cocoa, toasted, toasted oak, sugared mild tobacco and cocoa. Tannins are fine, slightly firm, elegant and racy. Beautiful structure of the tannins. Appetence on the finish, slightly firm, elegant and racy. There is a discreet hint of cocoa on the finish. The finish is very slightly grainy. Beautiful success and complexity!

Note (Score): 18.5/20

Note (Score): 97/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 04/2018

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Oui (Yes)