2015 Pauillac, Second vin du Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande from Bordeaux.
One of the most famous and reliable Second vin of the Gironde left bank, the cuvee Réserve de la Comtesse is produced by Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. This 2015 Pauillac is 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.
The 2015 is a great vintage. The 2015 Réserve de la Comtesse reveals a complex and fruity nose composed of blackberry and citron notes. This Margaux palate is strong, structured, dense and long with spicy aromas. The finish offers blackcurrant and tobacco aromas.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 Reserve de la Comtesse is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. 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.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAU PICHON L. COMTESSE DE LALANDE 33250 PAUILLAC FRANCE|
|Producer||Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande|
- J. Robinson : 17
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 87-90
- Country : France
- Decanter : 89
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot