What grape is Pauillac?
Cabernet Sauvignon grape
Pauillac, a commune located between Saint-Estèphe and Saint-Julien on Bordeaux’s Médoc peninsula, is home to some of the world’s most famous and expensive red wines wines, made predominantly from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape variety.
How long to decant Pichon Lalande?
Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 2-4 hours, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Chateau Pichon Comtesse de Lalande is the most voluptuous Bordeaux wine produced in the Medoc. Much of the wine’s sensuous qualities come from the large portion of Merlot included in the blend.
When should I drink Bordeaux wine?
High-quality Bordeaux should be aged for at least 10 years but normally reach their peak in the 15-20 year range. More mass-produced Bordeaux wines should be drunk much sooner, after about 5 years of aging.
Is Pauillac a merlot?
The grapes of Pauillac: Pauillac vineyards are planted with all 6 Bordeaux red grape varietals. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most prevalent, followed by Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and a few properties that maintain a very small amount of Carmenere.
Is Pauillac left or right bank?
The Left Bank encompasses the Médoc wine region north of Bordeaux. Its four best-known appellations – from north to south – are St-Estèphe, Pauillac, St-Julien and Margaux. The Right Bank’s most famous appellations are Pomerol and St-Emilion, the latter of which has four ‘satellite’ appellations.
Is Pichon a French word?
French : metonymic occupational name for a potter, from pichon ‘jug’, ‘pitcher’. French : nickname from pichon ‘little’. Spanish (Pichón) : from a term of endearment, pichón’little dove’.
Is Pauillac a claret?
The Definition of Pauillac claret from one of the most prestigious Châteaux in the appellation. You’ll find it fresh and earthy, with forest-floor, tobacco, cassis and chocolate notes. Enjoy it with roast lamb. An intriguing Cabernet blend from one of Pauillac’s most underrated estates.
Is Pichon Lalande 2003 a good wine?
TN: I liked this a lot and it was not easily identifiable as a 2003. I guess in that rather mediocre to weak period of Pichon Lalande, the extra kick from the hot vintage just helped enough to bring a bit extra depth and poise into the wines. On of the best wines of the tasting.
Who owns Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande?
Since 2007 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is owned by the Rouzaud family of Louis Roederer. 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…
Is Pichon a good wine?
This vintage of Pichon showed quite well with that extra kick of power from the hot vintage. While ripe it’s not too ripe and remains quite fresh. In terms of complexity, it paled a bit in comparison to the Lynch 1990 and the Castello Banfi Banda Oro 2004 we had next to it as it did not had the focus and complexity of the other wines.