Chateau Pichon-Lalande Reserve de la Comtesse Pauillac 2019 94pts
93-94 Points James Suckling
This is a very solid second wine of Pichon Lalande with blackberry, blueberry and sweet, dried-tobacco character. It’s full-bodied, chewy and polished.
94 Points Wine Enthusiast
This is already a very approachable wine. With its touches of spice behind the black currant fruits, the wine is a fine example of this vintage, fruit and a warm structure. Like all good second wines, it will develop relatively quickly.
94 Points Jeb Dunnuck
A candidate for the second wine of the vintage, the 2019 Réserve De Comtesse De Lalande is stunning stuff that surpasses the Grand Vins of most châteaux. Pure cassis and darker currants as well as tobacco leaf, lead pencil, and spring flowers all define the bouquet, and it's pure class on the palate, with a seamless, elegant, supple mouthfeel, beautiful tannins, and a great finish. It's one classy Pauillac that I'd be thrilled to drink any time over the coming two decades. Best After 2022
93 Points Decanter
This is well structured and approaches 2010 in terms of its weight and depth of fruit. Deep spiced damson on the nose, you would be hard pressed not to say that this is as good as very many Cru Bourgeois 1st wines. Huge depth, similar to the 2018 but a little higher acidity, a little less round, a little more classic Pauillac in character. This is confident and serious with lots of tannins. A great 2nd wine, and a reminder of the consistently successful winemaking that is happening at this estate.
91 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2019 Resèrve de la Comtesse is striking, soaring from the glass with scents of violets and rose petals mingled with cassis and dark berries. Medium to full-bodied, polished and succulent, it’s lively and seamless, with impressive concentration and a long, penetrating finish. Best After 2021.
91 Points Wine Spectator
Racy and fresh, with a slightly silky edge to the fine-grained structure, this understated wine offers fresh red and black cherry notes mixed with a flash of iron and a nudge of savory hints. Features a singed cedar hint on the finish that stays in the background. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2023.
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