Located in Pauillac this is the second wine of Pichon Lalande, a wine that has been consistently excellent for the last 30 years, rivalling with first growth quality.
Aromas of ripe black currant and blackberries with notes of licorice, chocolate and forest floor. Generous on the palate with good concentration of fruits and good length.
Made from a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc, the second wine, the 2009 Reserve de la Comtesse, exhibits notes of forest floor, white chocolate, licorice, black currants and vanillin-infused black cherries. It possesses a sweet, round, generous style given its high glycerin. Both the Reserve de la Comtesse and Pichon Lalande have about 13% alcohol, slightly lower than most Pauillacs achieved in 2009. Drink it over the next 10 years.- 91 pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate