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Pichon Comtesse Reserve 2018

16-18°CRegion: BordeauxFrance

Suggested Food Pairings:

Red MeatsSpicy FoodsAged CheesesCured MeatsPizzasRed Pastas
Size
 
65 JD 77 JDyou save 12 JD
 

Formerly known as Reserve de la Comtesse, this is the Second Wine of the prestigious Pauillac 2éme Grand Cru Classé of Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. The famous Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, "Pichon-Lalande" as it is referred to colloquially, comes from the same domain as "Pichon Baron." Beyond their geographical proximity, they are distinguished by their strong personality. Pichon-Lalande has a soft, fleshy and tender character that can sometimes make it seem to be a more feminine wine. Straddling the Saint-Julien river, Pichon-Lalande vineyards are planted with 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and 8% Petit Verdot. Now owned by Champagne house Louis Roederer, Pichon-Lalande remains a noble and prestigious Second Growth.

Tasting Notes

This second wine represents 41% of the crop. A blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the very deep purple-black colored 2018 Reserve de la Comtesse opens slowly to offers glimpses and dusty soil, Sichuan pepper, garrigue and tobacco over a core of warm black cherries, cassis and blackberry pie plus a waft of crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with juicy black fruits and loads of earth/mineral nuances, finishing with lovely freshness and a quiet intensity.

Awards

James Suckling 93-94 Points

Wine Spectator 90-93 Points

Country: Bordeaux - France

 

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