Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, 2ème cru classé, 2010
Acquired in 2006 by Louis Roederer, the Champagne house which spares no expense, this wine gets better and better. In 2010 it was already divine: limpid, luminous and nimble, with a scent that has you at hello – blueberries, tobacco and charcoal. On the palate this is a magnificent, majestic wine. It’s woven together the power, poise and classicism of the vintage with élan. It’s both transparent and profound at once.