2018 Reserve de la Comtesse (Pauillac)

53% Cabernet Sauvignon/42% Merlot/4% Petit Verdot/1% Cabernet Franc. Complex: firm black fruit, coffee, green tea and leaf, a touch of clove spice on the finish. Structured, lifted, fresh. Really serious quality. (NT 30/04/19)
Origin
Pauillac, Medoc, Bordeaux FRANCE
Colour
red
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
young
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
93 points, Jane Anson, decanter.com, April 2019 16.5 points, Julia Harding, jancisrobinson.com, April 2019
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Media Reviews

Jane Anson

As with the first wine of Comtesse, this is one to look out for in 2018. It’s seductive but with a minerality and pull through the palate joined by plush raspberry and damson fruits – so much depth but also so pretty. As the tannins close in the finish is a little tighter than the mid-palate and when you return to it after tasting the first wine the fruit flavours have been joined by liquorice and touches of woodsmoke, it’s delicious.The split is 50/50 between first and second wine in 2018, with over 90% of the total production used. 1% Cabernet Franc makes up the blend. 9% press wine. 3.85pH, 87IPT. Drink 2024 - 2036. 93 points

Julia Harding

53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot. 1% Cabernet Franc. Very dark cherry fruit. Sweeter and riper on the nose than the Pez just tasted, pure, dark and spicy. Much riper than usual. Pencil shavings scent on the palate, lithe and fine tannins, really smooth and gentle, just enough freshness to balance. A gentle touch. Creamy. They have kept lovely harmony. 16.5 points

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