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1978 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac, France

Wine Notes

Second Growth. Deuxieme Grand Cru Classe in 1855.

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $174   From: $135   To: $226

Search Rank 17 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 17th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 21st

Score: 90  
The Wine-Searcher score of 90/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score
92/100  
88/100  
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Price History for 1978 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac, France
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Auction Price History for 1978 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac, France

Grape Variety

A Bordeaux Blend, at its most basic, is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. The phrase, which seems to have originated with British wine merchants in the 19th Century, relates as much to wines made from the blend as to the grape variety combination itself (© Copyright material, Wine-Searcher.com). Far from being an officially defined or legal term, it is almost never used for wine-labeling purposes (although it occasionally appears on back labels). Its equivalent in the United States is Meritage, which is not only legally defined, but also a registered trademark.

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Region
  • Pauillac, a village located between Saint-Estephe and Saint-Julien on Bordeaux's Medoc peninsula, is home to some of the world's most famous and expensive wines (most obviously those of the first growths Chateaux Latour, Lafite Rothschild and Mouton Rothschild). The village has its own appellation specifically for red wines made predominantly from Cabernet Sauvignon – a variety well suited to the free-draining gravel soils found all around Pauillac.
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  • The Medoc district of Bordeaux, amid its coastal lagoons, sand dunes and pine forests, is home to four of the world's most prestigious wine villages: Pauillac, Margaux, Saint-Estephe and ...more

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