Released for sale en primeur this morning, 2022 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is offered for sale at £1032 per six bottles. We have come to expect great things from this estate, with technical director Nicholas Glumineau pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved with each new vintage.
When we first tasted the 2022 from cask we were prepared to be disappointed, especially as this latest release was initially quite reserved on the nose, or as Neal Martin puts it; "a subtle bouquet, not understated but it unfurls in the glass (unlike others that explode.)" With some time in the glass it became apparent that this wine has the same tension and suppressed power that we usually find when tasting the First Growths. Rarely has Pichon Lalande's physical closeness to Château Latour been more apparent (we usually walk rather than drive between the two châteaux).
Antonio Galloni sums the wine up best for us, describing it as "a super-classic wine that emphasizes mid-weight structure, aromatic presence and persistence". He scores it 96-99 points, potentially equalling his score for Latour (97-99 points), whilst Jeb Dunnuck award it 97-100 points, describing it as "another legendary wine" from this estate.
Offered on allocation.
Bordeaux En Primeur, landing in spring 2025.
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