Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Hermes Family Closing In On Pichon Lalande

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One of the most fabled estates of Bordeaux, venerable second-growth, Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, is close to being sold to the Hermes family, owners of the famous Parisian fashion house.

Pichon Lalande, as it's commonly called, was established in the late 17th century. Edouard and Louis Mialhe took over the estate in 1925, and in 1978, their daughter, May Eliane de Lencquesaing became proprietress and administrator. Under Madame de Lencquesaing the estate reached new heights and the quality of the grand vin has become second only to the first growths and at times even surpasses them.

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