2019 Chateau Pichon Reserve Dela Comtesse
2019 Chateau Pichon Reserve Dela Comtesse At the tasting, this second wine proves that its reputation for excellent second wine is deserved by its power and its complexity, it is largely comparable to many first wines of the appellation.
94 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. Barrel Sample: 92-94
94 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 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. Barrel Sample: 93