Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande – or Pichon Lalande for short – is often named amongst the Super Seconds. The estate was founded in 1850 when the Pichon Longueville estate was split between Baron Raoul Pichon de Longueville and his three sisters. Virginie de Pichon Longueville, Comtesse de Lalande, and her sisters acquired 30 hectares from this partition and commissioned Duphot to restore the property’s elegant chateau. Although the chateau does not have the grandeur of its sister chateau at Pichon Baron, it is a beautiful example of restoration and second empire design. In the 1855, Pichon Lalande was ranked as one of the Second Cru Classe estates in Pauillac.

In the aftermath of the First World War, the estate was sold to a consortium, led by the vineyard owners and negociant Louis and Edouard Miailches. Following Edouard’s death in 1959, the estate’s reputation for making stylish, high quality wines was continued by his youngest daughter, May Eliane de Lenquesaing. After buying out four other family members in 1978, May Eliane took full control of the company with 84% of the shares. She set about making great improvements, investing in and increasing the size of the chais, installing stainless steel fermenting tanks, building an underground storage facility and improving vineyard practices. After this extensive work, May Eliane retired in 2007, selling the estate to the Rouzand family – the owners of Champagne Louis Roederer. With this takeover has come significant investment and a new era for this great estate. Today, the estate’s director is Sylvie Cases who works alongside oneologist Hubert de Bouart – owner of Chateau Angelus – and wine consultant Jacques Boissenot.

Pichon Lalande has 85 hectares of vineyards, which are all planted with the five Bordeaux varieties. The vines are planted on deep gravel beds underpinned by clay, sandstone and limestone. The wine is femented in stainless steel before maturing in oak barriques, 50% new, for 18 months. The estate’s reputation is secured through its ability to make consistently great wines that are juxtaposed with the austere nature of its neighbour Chateau Latour and more akin to the elegant wines found at Chateau Lafite.

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2022 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 6x75cl

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2022 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 3x150cl

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2023 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2eme Cru Classe, Pauillac 6x75cl

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