Live Virtual Auction, 16 May 2021

Sold for

R 12 898
Lot 1
Pichon Lalande; Pauillac; 1982; 1 (1 x 1); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 12 000 - 15 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 12 898

About this Item

Pauillac, 1982
1 (1 x 1) 750ml
Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is one of the most significant second growths in Pauillac, Bordeaux. It neighbors first-growth powerhouse, Château Latour, with whom the estate shares a similar terroir and climate. This helps to explain the quality of the wine at Comtesse de Lalande, which is sometimes referred to as "nearly first growth". Orignally, Comtesse de Lalande was part of a huge property formally known as Château Pichon Longueville, owned by the Baron Joseph de Pichon Longueville who died in 1850. Upon his death, his children Raoul and Virginie inherited half of the property each. Raoul's half became Château Pichon-Longueville Baron, while Virginie's became Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. The Château de Lalande was eventually sold to Champagne Louis Roederer in 2007.

Critics Ratings

‘Captivating on the nose - still youthful and jam-packed with very pure and intense black and red fruit, mixed with cedar and graphite notes that ebb away as the Merlot component takes over and delivers strawberry and undergrowth scents. The palate retains its exquisite balance thanks to its fine tannin and layers of black, graphite-infused fruit that ease you into its sumptuous finish. It is a long-term wine, so do not be surprised if it continues along its plateau for another 20 years. This wine represents a fabulous, era-defining contribution to this legendary vintage, and continues to offer profound expression of Pauillac at its peak.’ - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 98/100 (Feb 2016)

‘This unfurls with amazing grace, as refined tannins let the warmed cassis, macerated plum, pain d'épices, melted licorice, roasted alder and smoldering tobacco notes drape together and hang endlessly on the finish. A stunner that has been stuck at this sublime point for a while, with no signs of moving any time soon. Thoroughly sublime and still the modern-era high-water mark for these wines. Drink now through 2030.’ - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 98/100 (Jul 2014)

Provenance

Private Client


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