Description/ Tasting NotesDeep garnet colored, the 2009 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a little reticent to begin, slowly giving way to notions of warm black cherries, blackcurrant cordial, stewed plums and sautéed herbs with hints of damp soil, tobacco and beef drippings. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with tightly wound black fruit and earthy layers, framed by ripe, fine-grained tannins and lovely freshness making for a long, lively finish.
Winery Info/ Brand
The Pichon Baron estate was established in the late 17th Century, also known as the Grand Siècle, in reference to Louis XIV's succession to the French throne in 1661. The producing region was classified as Second Cru Classé in 1855 and became one of the great historic vineyards of Bordeaux. With a rigorous selection policy in the vineyard and in the cellars, the production of a Grand Vin Château Pichon Baron, has achieved an endearing reputation and continued the legacy in the same family for several generations.
Region Info/ Origin
Pauillac is home to several of the world's most famous wine and the region lies in an inauspicious small village in Médoc. Pauillac sprawls over the land size of about 8.8 square miles, is highly optimised for wine production and accounts for a rather disproportionate amount of fine, expensive wine in Bordeaux.