66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot.
At Pichon, the average age of the vines is 35 years, the sub-soils are made up of deep layers of gravel, and the
top soils are ploughed.
Late summer weather provided ideal conditions for the grapes to reach perfect ripeness. Fine and dry weather,
not too hot in the day and cool during the night brought about concentration in the berries, ripe tannins, very high levels of anthocyanins and perfectly healthy berries. The weight and the size of the berries were small. The berries to juice ratio was therefore high, and the volume of juice was low, and the wines were concentrated in substance.
"Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande gives up notes of warm cassis, blueberry pie and kirsch with wafts of cedar chest, pencil lead, charcoal and charcuterie plus a hint of wild thyme. Medium to full-bodied, the savory-inspired palate possesses a fair bit of chew with a lively backbone and firm finish. Drink from 2020-2048"
Robert Parker Wine Advocate 93pts