Réserve de la Comtesse 2010
• Domaine: Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
• A.O.C.: Pauillac
• Classification: Second Growth, 2ème Grand Cru Classé in 1855
Following 2009, 2010 also turned out to be a stellar vintage for Bordeaux, counting as one of the best vintages of the last century. This second wine from the maker of the age-worthy Pichon Lalande is a perfect wine to drink young, while the grand vin can age slowly with much anticipation.
"If you’re looking for something much more drinkable, then check out the blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot, the 2010 Comtesse de Lalande, the second wine of this estate. Sweet mulberry, black cherry, licorice, and forest floor notes dominate this medium-bodied, fleshy, soft wine, which should be drunk over the next decade." - Robert Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate (2/27/2013, Issue 205), Ratings: 89, Drink: 2013-2023