Réserve De La Comtesse 2009, Pauillac

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Offering aromas of forest floor and black fruits, the Reserve De La Comtesse 2009 is flavoursome and full-bodied with plenty of texture and opulence. The surprisingly high tannin level is barely noticeable given the sweetness of the fruit and the abundant glycerin. It's bright and sappy, with kirsch and damson plum notes streaking along, followed by tangy iron and floral notes alongside. Fresh acidity and clean tannins on the finish, with a lingering mineral edge.

Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Subregion: Pauillac
Vintage: 2009
Colour: Red
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
ABV: 13%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: The feminine side of Pauillac
Drink With: Roast grouse with bread sauce

Réserve De La Comtesse is the second wine of the great Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse De Lalande, and it is made with all of the same care and attention. Ideal for current drinking, it can easily be cellared for 10 to 15 years.

From Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
Made from a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc, the second wine, the 2009 Reserve De La Comtesse, exhibits notes of forest floor, white chocolate, liquorice, blackcurrants and vanillin-infused black cherries. It possesses a sweet, round, generous style given its high glycerin. Both the Reserve De La Comtesse and Pichon Lalande have about 13% alcohol, slightly lower than most Pauillacs achieved in 2009. Drink it over the next 10 years. 02/12. 91 Points

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