Chateau Pichon Lalande   Pichon Lalande

2019 Pichon Lalande

By Chateau Pichon Lalande

2019 Pichon Lalande from Chateau Pichon Lalande, Pauillac, Bordeaux

If one seeks to comprehend the tapestry of Bordeaux’s 2019 vintage, a swirl of the 2019 Pichon Lalande is revelatory. I've encountered numerous incarnations from Chateau Pichon Lalande across four decades; each echoes the estate's relentless pursuit of excellence, yet it's the 2019 that resounds with indelible distinction.

 

A Vintage Defined by Balance and Precision

Amidst climatic caprice, 2019 burgeoned as a year lauded by connoisseurs and critics for its balanced yields. The vines at Pauillac's revered chateau bathed under the benign skies, cultivating grapes that have contrived a blend resplendent with vigor and equilibrium.

 

Eloquent Expression of Terroir and Temperament

The 2019 Pichon Lalande transcends mere palate pleasure, weaving a vinous velour coveted by the sagacious investor. The nascent bouquet evokes dark cherries and subtle cassis, gently adorned with anisic whispers, all ensconced in that characteristic Pauillac potency.

On the palate, this vintage is aristocratically structured. Tannins assert their presence without brusqueness; their polished grain seemingly buffering the lavishness of ripe fruit and notes of seasoned oak. This wine resonates with an alchemist's touch – blending power with finesse in a manner only the choicest plots of Pauillac can accomplish.

 

An Investment Worthy of its Pedigree

The potential longevity is undeniable in this 2019 offering and forecasts an auspicious maturation trajectory. Discerning investors have long favoured Chateau Pichon Lalande for not only the hedonic but also the economic returns it promises over time.

 

In Summation

The investment allure of the 2019 Pichon Lalande is grounded in its poetic articulation of a superb vintage. It encapsulates both the savoir-faire of Chateau Pichon Lalande and the natural benefactions of Mother Nature in 2019. A fine addition to any portfolio - indeed, wines such as these don't so much fight for attention as they command it effortlessly, captivating palates and securing prestige within cellars and ledgers alike.

Current market price

$2,590.00

12x75cl

Highest score

98

POP score

86.11

Scores and tasting notes

97-99

A blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc (with no Petit Verdot this year), the 2019 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande came in at an alcohol of 14.15% and a pH of 3.7. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it sails out of the glass with a stunning array of Black Forest cake, warm cassis and wild blueberries scents with underlying hints of Morello cherries, redcurrant jelly, pencil shavings, menthol and aniseed with a touch of charcoal. The medium-bodied palate packs a lot of fruit into an elegant package, featuring very finely grained, silt-like tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long with loads of lingering mineral and exotic spice accents.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 18 June 2020

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