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    Sale 12269

    Fine Wines and Spirits: Featuring the Exceptional Collection of Jay Stein

    21 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 402

    Château Pichon-Longueville, Lalande 1970

    12 bottles per lot

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    Vines were planted on the area to become known as the Pichon estate in the late 17th century by Pierre de Rauzan, the father in-law of Jacques de Pichon. Pichon soon inherited the land and due to its close geographical as well as quality proximity to Latour the wine soon garnered an excellent reputation. After the death of Baron Jean-Pierre de Pichon in 1850 at the age of 95, the Pichon estate was divided with three-fifths going to the three daughters, becoming "Lalande" and the remainder to the two sons or the "Baron" side. High percentages of Merlot and Cabernet Franc as well as a good portion of the vineyards lying in St. Julien allow for a complex and supple style with distinctive aromas of olive, crème de cassis and cedar. While concentration and depth are provided for by the relatively high extract in the winemaking as well as the significant Petit Verdot component added to the Cabernet Sauvignon backbone.
    Château Pichon-Longueville, Lalande 1970
    Pauillac, 2ème cru classé
    Levels: bottom neck; nicked capsules
    12 bottles per lot

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