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2018 Réserve de la Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1408020 94 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Aromas of dried violets, blackcurrants, oyster shells, ink and bitter chocolate. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, tight-grained tannins. Concentrated and tight with an nicely austere finish. Needs a few years to soften. Inner quote mark (1/2021)

92-94 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark It's another rock star of a second wine that taste more like a grand vin with its terrific perfume of crème de cassis, blackberry, graphite, high-class tobacco, and earth. It's deep, medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, and has serious length. Inner quote mark (5/2019)

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Most of the plots that were planted since 2011 have gone into this. This second wine represents 41% of the crop. A blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the very deep purple-black colored 2018 Reserve de la Comtesse opens slowly to offers glimpses and dusty soil, Sichuan pepper, garrigue and tobacco over a core of warm black cherries, cassis and blackberry pie plus a waft of crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with juicy black fruits and loads of earth/mineral nuances, finishing with lovely freshness and a quiet intensity. Very impressive. (LPB) 92-94+ Inner quote mark (4/2019)

90-93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Bright and juicy, with a mix of red and black currant preserve flavors lined with notes of briar and licorice root, ending with a hint of tobacco. Not large in scale, but has good latent energy. (JM, Web-2021) Inner quote mark

92 points Decanter

Outer quote mark I like the Pauillac character, safe and eucalyptus-lined with a ton of black chocolate, cassis, and a brush of slate. Really a wine that you feel stands on its own. (JA) Inner quote mark (11/2020)

90-92 points Vinous

Outer quote mark It has a relatively opulent bouquet, although not overdone, armed with copious blackberries, iodine and violet scents that gain intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly grainy tannin and pure black fruit laced with graphite and white pepper, leading to quite a dense but focused finish. This is a powerful Réserve de la Comtesse that will require three to five years in bottle. (NM) Inner quote mark (11/2019)

91 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark A perfumed wine, this is full of black fruits that are shot through with acidity. It is bright, soft and only hinting at tannins. This second wine of Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande will develop quickly and become an attractive, fruity wine from 2018. (RV) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

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By: Trey Beffa | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/3/2019 | Send Email
Lots of perfume in the nose, toasty, soft and elegant in the mouth, silky tannins, shows poise and precision. Delicious wine that should be a great pick to enjoy within the first 10 years upon release.

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/2/2019 | Send Email
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To our group, this may be the best second wine of Bordeaux 2018! Toasty aromas, violets on the nose. Sweet and sexy. You want to drink it now. Just retasted in May-so good. A great value.
Drink from 2022 to 2032

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