Reserve de la Comtesse, Pauillac

Resereve de la Comtesse 2015 no BG
LCBO Vintages Releases Classics Collection
Cabernet and Cabernet Blends
Type: Red Table Wine
Vintage: 2015

LCBO Vintages Classics Collection

 

“This is an impressive second wine. It shows a lot of vibrant red berries, blackberries and darker plum fruits. The palate is impressive for the vibrant and lively acidity cast amid sturdy but supple tannins. Second wine from Pichon-Lalande. Try from 2021.”

93 points, jamessuckling.com, Feb 2018

 

“The second wine of Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is the 2015 Reserve De Comtesse De Lalande and it’s a beautiful wine in 2015 that surpasses most Château’s grand vin. A blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it reveals a deep ruby/purple color as well as medium to full-bodied notes of cassis, plums, ground herbs and spring flowers. This is a ripe, sexy, opulent second wine that’s ideal for drinking over the coming 10-15 years.”

92 points, Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, Nov 2017

 

“Right from the first minute, this is cedar-scented, welcoming and super attractive. Restrained but full of vibrancy and life, very good quality. 39hl/ha yield. 40% new oak. 3% Petit Verdot completes the blend.”

92 points, Decanter.com, Nov 2018

 

“The 2015 Réserve de la Comtesse is a superb second wine. Time in barrel and egg white fining have softened some of the tannins the 2015 showed as a barrel sample, but the fruit intensity, pedigree and class of the estate are all in the glass. Black cherry graphite, smoke and licorice are some of the many notes that infuse this potent, almost shockingly virile Comtesse. Quite simply, in 2015 Comtesse is equal to, or greater than, many Grand Vins. Don’t miss it. The 2015 spent 12 months in oak, 25% new.”

92 points, Antonio Galloni vinous.com, Dec 2017