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2023 Reserve de la Comtesse

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SKU: SK3554600-750
I like the freshness and linear character to this second wine of Pichon Lalande. It's medium-bodied with creamy and polished tannins that are fine at the end. It is linked from start to finish. 60% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot, 5% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot. ~ (95) James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com 4-22-2024

A terrific second wine, the 2023 Resèrve de la Comtesse wafts from the glass with a pure bouquet of blackcurrants, dark berries, lilac and pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied, layered and velvety, it's sensual and vibrant, with melting tannins and a deep core of cool fruit framed by polished but present tannins. This blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc marks the 50th anniversary of this second wine's production. ~ (93) William Kelley, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 4-26-2024

~ (92) Neal Martin, Vinous 4-27-2024

~ (94) Antonio Galloni , Vinous 4-30-2024

The success of Pichon over recent years extends to its second wine also, and this delivers waves of cassis bud and red roses on the opening beats, followed up by vibrant raspberry and and blackberry fruits, easier drinking than the powerhouse 2022. A vintage that sees 50 years of Pichon Comtesse Reserve (once known, of course, as Reserve de la Comtesse). 55% of the production, more than usual because they were focusing so much on Cabernet for the main wine. Nicolas Glumineau director. ~ (93) Jane Anson, Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux 4-15-2024

The second wine of this great château is the 2023 Pichon Comtesse Réserve, which is based on 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% each of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc raised in 50% new oak and the rest in once-used oak. Notes of black cherries, currants, smoky tobacco, and graphite give it a real Cabernet Sauvignon character. Medium-bodied and balanced, with ripe tannins, it's a beautiful second wine that will evolve for 15-20 years. ~ (93) Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com 5-8-2024
SKU: SK3554600-750
COUNTRY : France
REGION : Bordeaux
PRODUCER : Chateau Pichon-Longueville, Lalande
FORMAT : 750ml

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