2006 Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

2006 Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

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  • Type: Red Wine
  • Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • Style: Elegant and Silky
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Subregion: Pauillac
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ABOUT THE WINE
Pichon Lalande earned its name when Therse, the daughter of the founder received the estate as a dowry when she married Jacques de Pichon Longueville. During the 18th century the wine-growing influence at Pichon Lalande was definitely feminine. Perhaps that explains part of the wines sensuous qualities. Pichon Lalande was essentially managed by three women: Therese de Rauzan, Germaine de Lajus and Marie Branda de Terrefort. Baron Joseph de Pichon Longueville succeeded his mother taking over Pichon Lalande when he was only 19. What happened next changed the landscape of the Medoc forever. On the eve of his death in 1850, he divided the property between his five children. In modern times May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, daughter of Edouard Miailhe became the new owner and general manager of Chateau Pichon Comtesse de Lalande in 1978. She made numerous investments and improvements at Pichon Lalande. She later sold Pichon Lalande to the owners of Roederer Champagne in January 2007. Once the purchase for Chateau Pichon Lalande was concluded, in 2008, a complete renovation of the estate took place.

TASTING NOTES
Abundant aromas of chocolate, coffee, cedar, black currants, and a subtle touch of smoke, a rich, savoury, full-bodied mouthfeel, plump, fleshy fruit, and a superb finish. This is a 21st century version of the brilliant 1996.

FOOD PAIRING
Perfect with beef ragout and tagliatelle or pepper steak.

FRIARWOOD SAYS
The opulence and body of this make it a great hedonistic experience wine.

WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING COSTS?

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WHAT DOES “NEXT DAY DELIVERY” MEAN?

All our shipments in mainland UK and Greater London are shipped next day. Cut off time for a next day delivery is 2PM. Next day is only available on working days. Shipment can be delayed because of external factors.