Reserve de la Comtesse 2003

Reserve de la Comtesse 2003

This is the second wine of Chateau Pichon-Longueville Lalande. It is a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot, with a smidge of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. A lurid red/purple in colour, with aromas of red currants, creamy oak, savoury black olives, spicy cedar and some smoke. The palate is fleshy, leaning more towards black currants, with woody spices and a leathery complexity. And just like Shrek and Sara Lee, the wine has layers, and the fruit sweetness is in harmony with the savoury characters. The finish is drying. Super value Bordeaux.

Rated : 90 Points
Tasted : Feb07
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $75
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2007 – 2012
Source : The Wine Emporium

This entry was posted in $50 to $100, Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon, France, Price, Varietal/Style, Wine. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *