Reserve de la Comtesse, Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac 2015

Reserve de la Comtesse is the Second wine of Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande ('Pichon Lalande'), 2nd growth Grand Cru is one of the most prestigious appellations of Pauillac in Bordeaux.  

Pichon-Lalande has an unusually high proportion of Merlot in the blend. In style, it is elegant and fine rather than a powerhouse, managing to combine great depth of fruit with a lightness of touch. Its combination of abundant but fine tannins, firm acidity and taut structure allows it to age gracefully, creating a silky, alluring wine in maturity. "An iron fist within a velvet glove!"

Available in 6 bottles wooden cases, if you prefer.

Drink 2020 - 2030

Details

Wine Type Red Producer Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Appellation Pauillac Style Savoury and Classic Grape 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Country France Region Bordeaux Vintage 2015 Alcohol Content 14,50% Allergens Contains Sulfites

 

(Incl. 19% VAT, €56,67 / liter)


AWARDS AND REVIEWS

17 points, Jancis Robinson
Really very opulent - just like blackberry juice! Until some slightly drying tannins on the end. Very Merlot-influenced with great sweetness. Early maturing. A real fleshy charmer.

 

92 points, Jeannie Cho Lee
Wonderful concentration with elegance and intense perfume - violets and cassis, blackberries with layers of cassis. Beautiful silky tannins with finesse and delicacy. This year the Cabernet was very good so the blend is 53% Cabernet and 40% Merlot. Long and fine - great Reserve.

 

90-92 points, Neal Martin, for Robert Parker
It has a very fine, quite sophisticated and pure bouquet with black cherries, cedar and violet aromas, perfumed and sensual. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, rounded tannin that is cloaked by layers of tobacco-tinged black fruit that segues into a long, lightly spiced finish. This is a delightful, quite serious deuxième vin that I suspect will age much longer than drinkers will afford it. Try to give this five years and you will be rewarded.