RESERVE DE LA COMTESSE (2nd Wine of Ch. Pichon Comtesse de Lalande) 2016 Bottle
Red Still Wine | France | Bordeaux | Pauillac | 75cl
First visit to our new site? Create an account before placing your first order.
Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Medium Bodied
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
THE WINE ADVOCATE (Robert Parker) 90 - 92 points - Drink Date: 2022 - 2040
"The 2016 Reserve de Comtesse de Lalande is a blend of 37% Merlot, 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, with a modest alcohol level of 13.1% and a pH of 3.71. It has a tightly wound bouquet that perhaps needed more coaxing than some of its peers, but it was worth persisting, as it unveils some lovely cedar-infused black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with quite firm tannin on the entry, moderate depth, a light marine influence upon the black fruit with a little creaminess on the finish. This is a fine Reserve de Comtesse that is on par with the excellent 2015 last year."
DECANTER: 92 JM.QUARIN: 16 J.SUCKLING: 93 - 94 WINE SPECT: 90 - 93 N.MARTIN: 90 - 92 J.LEVE: 90 - 92 A.GALLONI: 90 - 93 WEINWISSER: 17,5