2020 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Reserve de la Comtesse Pauillac

  • 97 Point "Very High Quality" Vintage ~Vinous
  • "Impressive" 2nd wine from 2nd Growth Estate
  • Same Wine-Making Team & Vineyard as $300 Btl
  • "I Always Find This Wine to Offer Loads of Pleasure" ~Jeb Dunnuck
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About the Wine

Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, located in Pauillac, is a neighbor to some of the most emblematic Châteaux in the world like Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, and Château Latour.

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is classified as a Second Growth from the 1855 Grand Cru Classification. This is the second wine from the famed estate. Sourced from the same estate from younger vines, the Réserve was created and sold for the first time in 1973 (the label was changed from Reserve de la Comtesse in 2017 and this wine is now named Reserve).

The second wine represents between 20 percent and 50 percent of the total production of the Chateau. From the same soil, the second wine benefits from the technology and reputation of the great wine and is produced by the hands of the same winemaking team. The archives kept at Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande mention the existence of a second wine as early as the 19th century.

Like almost all of Pauillac, the terroir is a dream site overlooking the Gironde river.The soils of this 180-acre estate, are composed of quaternary gravel deposits, large pebbles and sand, and an excellent maritime climate. 

The average age of the vines is 35 years old.

2020 was a great year for Bordeaux. Vinous Media blessed this year with a 97-point review and said, "Two thousand-twenty is an exceptional vintage for Bordeaux, certainly the best in the 2018-2020 trilogy. Quality is very, very high."

Aging: 40% new French oak for 12 months.

Tasting Notes: 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot. 4% Cabernet Franc.


Love the lead pencil, black berry and graphite aromas and flavors with iron shavings. It’s medium- to full-bodied with very fine and polished tannins, that are poised and balanced. Classy ~95 James Suckling

The second wine from this talented team, the 2020 Pichon Comtesse Reserve is worth seeking out. I always find this wine to offer loads of pleasure. Possessing the elegance and purity of the vintage (as well as this estate), it has a pretty perfume of red and blue fruits , some spring flowers and graphite on the nose, ultra-fine tannins, and an already accessible, delicious profile. It's perfect for drinking over the coming 10-12 years. ~93 Jeb Dunnuck

This has a dark currant- and blackberry-filled core supported by a racy graphite spine that runs from start to finish, adding energy and cut. Reveals sweet tobacco, chestnut and tar hints on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2025. ~93 Wine Spectator

Dark bramble berries with lots of perfumed aromas; purple flowers, iris and violets with blueberries and pomegranates as well as some earthy notes. Rich, and seductive, this has an immediate weight in the mouth - opulent with structure and thickness to the tannins even though they are fine, this has weight and density. Lots of liquorice and blackcurrant but well integrated. It’s smooth, with a soft juicy core, and slow expansion of the elements. Definitely concentrated, intense and powerful but poised and driven. Generous and friendly. 3.8pH. ~92 Decanter

Much like the grand vin, the 2020 Resèrve de la Comtesse is charming and polished, bursting with aromas of dark berries, plums, rose petals and mint. Medium to full-bodied, suave and enveloping, it will drink well on release. ~91 Wine Advocate

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