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Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande 1996 Deuxieme Cru Classe - Pauillac 75cl / 13%
This lot contains five bottles of 1996 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande in Bordeaux's Pauillac appellation.
Chateau Pichon Longueville is ranked as a second growth under the 1855 Bordeaux Classification and is commonly lauded as one of the 'Super Seconds'. Comtesse de Lalande produces elegant, fragrant wines, traditionally using a lower proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon than many of the other Pauillac estates.
'The 1996 Pichon-Lalande has long been one of the high points of this Pauillac estate and now at 20 years of age it is firing on all cylinders. You cannot have any complaints against the nose: intense blackberry, cedar and graphite, all beautifully delineated, demand your attention. The palate offers exquisite balance, refined and yet intense, the Cabernet Sauvignon clearly in the driving seat but assisted by the Merlot that imparts the crucial fleshy texture on the finish. Red berry fruit, cigar box, mint, juniper berries ... this is a complex and riveting Pauillac wine that is going to cruise along its drinking plateau for many years. This is outstanding. Drink 2016-2040. 96/100' Neal Martin, Wine Advocate tasted 2016
This lot comes from the temperature-controlled cellar of media businessman and wine enthusiast Lord Evgeny Lebedev, where it has been kept since purchase direct from UK importers.
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This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.