On this Saturday night I have opened the 2014 Réserve De La Comtesse. 59% Cabernet Sauvignon and 41% Merlot the second wine from Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de la Lalande.
On the nose there is sumptuous dark fruit, blackberry, black cherry, black currant, stewed plums, chocolate, a bit of meatiness and tar.
On the palate the dark fruit continues with blackberry, black cherry, black currant, licorice, cedar, smoky oak, mocha and an earthiness.
This wine has a velvety mouth feel an is medium to full bodied with medium + acidity and medium + fine rounded tannin that leads to a delicious lingering finish. Stay safe and continued enjoyable weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 3 days ago
Part of a lineup of 10 european wines my wife arranged for a birthday tasting with a number of friends.
Rich but not overpowering nose of black berry and black cherry accompanied by cocoa and floral notes. Classic Bordeaux palate of cassis, earth, and cocoa powder finishing with some cherry and medium, well integrated tannins. This, like most of the '15's I've had is very nice young.
3/21/8/5/4 + 50 = 91 pts. — 2 days ago
My bottle, fascinating to drink next to a ‘98 Grand Vin. Wish I had done it blind. This had a better nose, classic cigar box, smokey vanilla. Just didn’t have the weight of its richer brother despite incredible notes of black tea and cherry, light wood. Long finish. Beautiful, peaking. — 6 days ago
One of my of time favourite Margauxs & this toop vintage @ £65-£85 is a great price for the top quality 😉 good now but great in 5 more years 👍
🏵 93 points with more potential
🍇 71% Cabernet Sauvignon & 29% Merlot
🍷 Opaque blackened ruby
👃 Rich dark creamy blackcurrants through soft smoked oak, soggy earth & dark plum w/ minerals, gooey cocoa, broken pencil lead & melted liquorice
👄 Med body of silky goo mashed blackcurrant in an earthy mineral infused mocha liquorice splatter w/ a touch of fine dry tannins
🎯 Long rich dry bitter ground mocha liquorice dark fruit boom 💥 — 13 days ago
From a good looking bottle with a top shoulder fill. Old red tawny color with light amber rims. Translucent. A nose that makes you smile. Notes of black cherry, forest floor, worn leather and a little barnyard funk that makes it exciting. In the mouth it’s still showing some fruit and it needs lots of air to soften its acidity and structure. By itself it’s good. With food it’s better. Don’t think it will improve with more age but given it was at its best after 8 hours of air, bottles like this tell you it can hold on for many more years. — 3 days ago
Definitely a mineral balanced wine. Really bright cherries. Super fresh. Hint of licorice on the finish. Feels a bit young. Let’s see how this develops. Ok 45 minutes in this is starting to come out of its shell. The licorice is stepping up in a tango with the cherry. Mineral is forming a Ménage a trios. Some yummy spice on the finish. Let’s keep on tasting ...some pine ... — 8 days ago
A shocking surprise that the cork was sufficiently intact to provide a quality wine experience ... no corking, and improved immensely over the hour while four of us sipped it. The wine had more acidity than expected, but very light on tannins and fruit ... a lot of cedar I might say, but enjoyable to see how it evolved in the glass! I’d owned the wine since 1970, with storage limited to cool basements in different houses, but no “cooking” experiences. I was hopeful since there had been no wine leakage, and the level was only 0.5” into the shoulder, but we were all still surprised. No cork debris at all went into the bottle, and upon decanting, sediment levels were revealed as extremely low. Great fun for all! Tasted with Florence Jackson and Tom and Renee Stevenson! — 14 days ago
A treat. Dark in color, slightly cloudy. A powerful nose with dark, very mouton fruit. Incredibly aromatic, blackcurrant, mint,graphite, dried herbs, eucalyptus. The palate is extraordinary. So dense and powerful for a wine of almost 70 years. Dark fruit with a savory undertow- leather, thyme, sour cherry, dark chocolate. Really precise flavors and long. After an hour or two in glass there’s notes of coconut and soft wood. Extraordinary. Clearly there’s a lot of age on this but the sheer quality makes for a really dynamic wine. An exceptional bottle, and a teal treat. — 5 days ago
High shoulder fill. Lots of sediment left in bottle after decanting. Burly dark reddish color. Doesn’t look it’s age. Notes of black cherries, cedar box, smoke, old leather saddle, forest floor and a little menthol. The complex nose gives way to a nice core of fruit in the mouth that is balanced against still present tannin and structure. This is a great old Bordeaux that has plenty of life in front of it. BDay dinner 9/12. — 11 days ago
Killer Wine Night. Lineup of 17 wines. Tasted blind. Theme was Old World Killer “B” (the letter “B” has to be the first letter in one of the proper nouns in the wine e.g., region, varietal, type, winery name, etc.)
Wine 13. Young with wet earth and blackberry pie. Gravelly finish. Classic Bordeaux. — 9 days ago