2020 Réserve de Pichon Comtesse, Pauillac

Critic score
91.5/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£42.88
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£257.28

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    No Drink Dates Available
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2020 Réserve de Pichon Comtesse, Pauillac

TASTING NOTES

Bright ruby colour with violet reflections. As with many second wines in Pauillac in 2020, you should expect fairly high tannins, although they are fine in construction and softly-expressed when things open up. Cocoa bean and coffee smoke on the finish. This is seductive but underplayed.

Jane Anson, Decanter (May 2021)
92/100

The 2020 Réserve de Pichon Comtesse is very harmonious on the nose, featuring plenty of blackberry, wild strawberry and light touches of salted licorice and estuarine scents; this is going to be very seductive. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit and fine-grained tannins, not a powerful or deep Deuxième Vin, leading to a poised, quite spicy, peppery finish. This should give 12–15 years of drinking pleasure.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (May 2021)
(90—92)/100
Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, often referred to as Pichon-Lalande to separate it from its rival Pichon-Baron, is one of Pauillac’s most significant ‘super seconds’. The illustrious Second Growth backs onto the vineyards of Château Latour and shares a similar climate, aspect and soils as the First Growth, and makes a wine which rivals (or sometimes exceeds) that of its loftier neighbours. Once part of a much larger estate, Château Pichon-Longueville, the land was split between the children of Baron Joseph de Pichon-Longueville. One half became Pichon-Baron and the other, Comtesse de Lalande. Pichon-Lalande is now owned by the Rouzoud Family, who also own the Champagne house, Louis Roederer, and the estate saw a new cellar completed in 2016.

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