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2018 Reserve de la Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1420377 93-94 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark A rich and dense second wine of Pichon Lalande with a full body, round and juicy tannins and a fruit-driven finish. Chewy, too. Inner quote mark (4/2019)

92-94 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark Starting with the second wine of the estate, the 2018 Réserve De Comtesse checks as a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. 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)

93 points Decanter

Outer quote mark As with the first wine of Comtesse, this is one to look out for in 2018. It’s seductive but with a minerality and pull through the palate joined by plush raspberry and damson fruits – so much depth but also so pretty. As the tannins close in the finish is a little tighter than the mid-palate and when you return to it after tasting the first wine the fruit flavours have been joined by liquorice and touches of woodsmoke, it’s delicious. The split is 50/50 between first and second wine in 2018, with over 90% of the total production used. 1% Cabernet Franc makes up the blend. 9% press wine. Drinking Window 2024-2036. (JA) Inner quote mark (4/2019)

90-93 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Cassis, blackberry, pepper and tobacco notes are in the mix, with good energy on the graphite-edged finish. Shows textbook typicity, and should be ready in the near term after bottling. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. (JM, Web Only-2019) Inner quote mark


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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.

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