2016 Château Pichon Longueville, Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France (750 ml)

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For many wine lovers, at its best, Chateau Pichon Lalande is one of the best examples of Bordeaux wine from Pauillac. Sensuous textures, deep concentrated layers of ripe fruit and a perfume filled with earth, tobacco and cassis are what you’ll find in Pichon Lalande. The terroir of Chateau Pichon Lalande is deep gravel with clay and limestone soil. You also find more clay in the sub soils. Below that is a layer of sandstone, marl and limestone. The large, 89 hectare vineyard of Chateau Pichon Lalande has set the goal for the vineyard to be planted to 61% Cabernet Sauvingon 32% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. This shows a marked increase in Cabernet Sauvignon, which was kept at 45% for decades and a decrease in Cabernet Franc, as well as in the Petit Verdot in the vineyard, which was previously planted to 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 8% Petit Verdot.


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