Chateau Pichon Comtesse, Reserve de la Comtesse 2018Regular price $86.00 Save $-86.00
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot
Chateau Pichon Longueville is one of the great Bordeaux houses which was part of the original 1855 classification, though the estate itself originated back during the late 17th century. Pichon was classified as a Second Growth during that time with its vineyards within the appellation of Pauillas, part of the Left Bank. With its historic past, the chateau has changed hands just twice. The first family of Pichon Baron owned this property for over 200 years. The property was divided at some point, becoming Pichon Longueville and Pichon Comtesse. This estate continues to be one of the most prestigious Bordeaux houses today.
Reserve de la Comtesse is the "second wine" of Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, which was originated in 1973 and sold the market. Today the wine represents 20%-50% of total production. Coming from the same vineyards and made in a manner that can be a bit more approachable younger, which does not change the fact that these wines can still age incredibly well. Paulliac is considered one of the most significant wine regions on earth, with three of the First Growth Bordeaux being situated here, the region has a lot of stature.