• Nick's Import

2014 Reserve de la Comtesse

Pauillac, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$80. 99
$971.88 Dozen

Other Reviews...
The Réserve de la Comtesse 2014 is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon and 41% Merlot that comes from a selection made in the winery through blind tastings, including 6% vin de presse. It has a tightly-wound, graphite-scented bouquet that would actually suggest a higher proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon then there actually is. The palate is medium-bodied with edgy, chalky tannin on the entry with plenty of dark berry fruit. There is an insistent grip on the finish that does not offer enormous persistence, but you have the sense of coiled-up energy and so it may gain more depth and breadth throughout its élevage. The black pepper note on the aftertaste is an added bonus. Drink 2019 - 2035
90-92 points
Neal Martin eRobertParker.com # 218 (Apr 2015)

The cassis bush and tobacco leaf notes spike a medium-weight core of red and black currant fruit. A hint of iron keeps this grounded in terroir, but this remains generally accessible in feel.-J.M.
88-91 points
Wine Spectator

Good supple wine - an open and feminine Pauillac showing lovely juicy fruit that will firm up well.
16.75/20pts (89/100pts)

There's a creamy texture to this second wine with tar, blackberry and currant character. Full and integrated with juicy fruits and a long finish. An excellent second wine.
91-92 points
James Suckling