2016 Reserve de la Comtesse, Pauillac (750ml) »FUTURES«

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2016 Reserve de la Comtesse
# FRPLCS16CE
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Pauillac
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Score: 93V, 93WS, 92WA

This is a FUTURES item. 2016 futures will begin arriving in 2019. 4 bottles available.
$42.48
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The 2016 Réserve de la Comtesse is a serious second wine. Dark, ample and voluptuous, the Comtesse will give readers a very good idea of the style and quality of the vintage, namely the interplay of fruit, aromatic freshness and tannin that makes this vintage so compelling. Inky dark and purplish fruit, chocolate, licorice and lavender are some of the notes that infuse the huge finish. Silky, polished tannins add to the wine's considerable appeal. Don't miss it. Tasted three times.

90-93 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Apr 2017)

Solid, featuring a juicy, fleshy core of cassis and plum fruit, backed by a well-embedded iron edge. The sleek, pure, driven finish extends nicely, with a lingering savory echo.

90-93 points, James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (2017)

The 2016 Reserve de Comtesse de Lalande is a blend of 37% Merlot, 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, with a modest alcohol level of 13.1% and a pH of 3.71. It has a tightly wound bouquet that perhaps needed more coaxing than some of its peers, but it was worth persisting, as it unveils some lovely cedar-infused black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with quite firm tannin on the entry, moderate depth, a light marine influence upon the black fruit with a little creaminess on the finish. This is a fine Reserve de Comtesse that is on par with the excellent 2015 last year.

90-92 points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Issue # 230 - Apr 2017)