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Pichon Lalande 1864–2018

Jan-Erik Paulson and May-Eliane de Lencquesaing

Jan-Erik Paulson supplies another panoply of tasting notes on a famous Bordeaux château to complement his earlier Pichon Baron vertical. Above, a younger Paulson with the long-standing chatelaine May-Eliane de Lencquesaing who sold the estate to the Rouzaud family, owners of Louis Roederer, in 2006. See also this guide to our bordeaux verticals.

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pichon Lalande in its shorter form, produces one of the most popular wines of Bordeaux.

One reason is its very consistent quality but most of all is its charm and drinkability, thanks to its relatively high proportion of...