The 2014 Reserve de la Comtesse is a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon and 41% Merlot. This Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a Pauillac. It is a second wine of a good aromatic expression, frank and straightforward, combining Burlat cherry, red plum, and a few spices that contribute to a certain olfactory dynamism of the wine. The palate offers a good structure with elegance. This wine is built around tight tannins with a good sap. It is a well-made second wine.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2014 Reserve de Comtesse de Lalande has a very fresh and vibrant bouquet with lovely cedar-infused black fruit that sings of Pauillac-ness (apologies for the made-up word!). The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp and elegant with a keen line of acidity. This feels quite linear at the moment and perhaps the finish could have dealt more complexity commensurate with the aromatics. Yet there is bundles of freshness infused into this Deuxième Vin and there is a palpable salinity on the aftertaste.