Updated: Jun 8
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On the 6th of June 2023, we have seen the release of Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2022
On the 8th June 2023, we now see the release of the second growth wine from Pauillac named Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, and the price is up 28.8% on last years release. The ex negociant price is 170 Euro a bottle. The wine is offered by the international trade for £2,046.00 per case of 12 bottles at 75cl each according to Liv-ex, and this will result in an increase of 27.2% on the opening price of the 2021's.
Fair Value analysis
According to the Liv-ex ‘Fair Value’ methodology, Pichon Comtesse Market Prices are 58% correlated to Neal Martin scores.
That said, Pichon Comtesse prices have an even higher correlation of 76% with Wine Advocate scores.
Buyers looking for value in back vintages might want to consider the 2019and 2020 vintages. The wines received 98 points from Neal Martin (Vinous) and are available at discounts of 9.9% and 16.9% respectively to today’s release. The 97-point 2018 might also be of interest, and is available at a discount of 16.9% to today’s release.
Neal Martin (Vinous) awarded the wine a barrel rating of 96-98, calling it a ‘very suave’ Pichon Comtesse that will ‘age with style.’ He underscores the ‘subtle bouquet’ that ‘unfurls in the glass,’ highlighting the achievement of the winemakers despite losing one-third of the harvest to drought.
‘Tightly wound, with impressive tension,’ wrote Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Independent), who scored the wine at 98-100. She notes the aromas that ‘waltz out of the glass,’ contributing to a ‘seamless freshness’ on the palate and finish.
William Kelley (Wine Advocate) scored it at a 97-99, comparing this year’s Pichon Comtesse to the ‘magical 1982,’ due in large part to a ‘long, expansive and beautifully perfumed finish.’
Please see some of the scores taken from Liv-Ex as shown below:
(97 - 99)