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.
The 2014 Reserve de La Comtesse is a delicious second wine. Soft, open-knit and caressing, the 2014 offers striking textural depth to balance its dark red/purplish fruit. Spice, tobacco, menthol and licorice wrap around the juicy, super-expressive finish. A burst of aromatic freshness gives the wine its sense of proportion. The Reserve de La Comtesse is one of Bordeaux's most polished second wines, which, among other things, makes it an ideal red to drink over the next decade or so. The blend is 59 % Cabernet Sauvignon and 41 % Merlot.- 91 pts Antonio Galloni, vinous.com