Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2020 En Primeur: “one of the finest”

The 2020 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande has been released for €132 per bottle ex-négociant, up 26.3% on the 2019 release.

The international trade is offering the wine for £1614 per 12×75, 7.6% more than the current Market Price of the 2019.

Critical opinion

Neal Martin awarded the wine 96-98 points. He said, “this is a magnificent, cerebral Pichon-Lalande that will deserve serious aging.”

Antonio Galloni said, “the 2020 is going to need at least a few years to come out of its shell” and awarded the wine 95-97 points.

Jeb Dunnuck was highest in praise. He awarded the wine 98-100 points. He remarked, “it’s an incredible wine that’s going to flirt with perfection and is unquestionably one of the finest, if not the finest, Left Bank in the vintage.”

Fair Value

There are a number of back vintages that can be found at a cheaper price than today’s release, but only two that have equal or better Benchmark critic scores, 2018 and 2019.

Those looking for a physical vintage with more bottle age may look towards the 2006 vintage. It carries a score equal to 2009 and 2010 but is available at a discount of 16% and 20% respectively.

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