2009 Reserve de la Comtesse, Pauillac, Bordeaux
2009 Reserve de la Comtesse, 2nd wine of Château Pichon-Longueville, Pauillac, Bordeaux (2nd)
- Concentrated Blueberries and currants
- 2009 was one of Bordeaux's best vintages of the last century.
- Second Growth, Grand Cru ranked in 1855
The 2009 Reserve de la Comtesse (a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, and 9% Cabernet Franc) reveals complex aromas of cedar, tobacco, and black currants with a hint of chocolate in the background.
Robert Parker 91 points | Wine Spectator 91 points
Since Bordeaux red blends are often quite structured and tannic, they pair best with hearty, flavorful, and fatty meat dishes. Any type of steak makes for a classic pairing. Equally welcome with these wines would be beef brisket, pot roast, braised lamb, or smoked duck.
The Winery : Chateau Pichon Longueville
The Pichon Longueville estate goes back to 1688-1689. In 1850, Virginie de Pichon Longueville, Countess de Lalande, and her two sisters inherited three-fifths of the vineyard from their father. This took on the name of Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. In 1978, May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, daughter of Edouard Miailhe, in turn inherited this beautiful property and devoted herself entirely to continuing the tradition of quality wine.
Wine Enthusiast 93 points | Wine Spectator 91 points
- 53% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 38% Merlot
- 9% Carbernet Franc