Chateau Pichon Longueville
Chateau Pichon Longueville is classified as a Second Growth (Deuxièmes Crus) in the Official Bordeaux Classification of 1855. It shares this prestigious distinction with only two other highly esteemed estates: Chateau Montrose and Chateau Cos d'Estournel.
- Vintages receiving 100 point scores: 1982, 1996, 2009, 2010
- Most popular for its exceptional balance between complexity and elegance
- Highest achievement: Being served at international diplomatic events, signifying its status in the global wine community
Provenance & Masters Behind the Bottle
Chateau Pichon Longueville has a storied history, dating back to the 17th century. It is currently owned by the Rouzaud family, also known for their ownership of the esteemed Champagne House Louis Roederer. The winemaker, Nicolas Glumineau, previously lent his expertise to Chateau Montrose and Chateau Margaux. Under his stewardship, Chateau Pichon Longueville has maintained its standing as one of the essential Bordeaux estates.
Vineyard & Craftsmanship
Located in the Pauillac appellation, the estate comprises 73 hectares of vineyards. With soil rich in gravel over a clay subsoil, the vineyard is predominantly planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, complemented by smaller amounts of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. This balanced blend contributes to the wine’s unique qualities. Exclusive and limited production ensures the sustained value of each vintage.
Aging & Investment Value
With its extraordinary aging potential, Chateau Pichon Longueville promises not just exceptional drinking experience but also serves as a viable investment vehicle. Vintage bottles have shown considerable appreciation over the years, making it a favored choice among astute collectors.