- Nick's Import
2021 Reserve de Pichon Comtesse Pre-Arrival Offer
The 2021 Resèrve de la Comtesse offers up aromas of sweet berry fruit, blackcurrants, petals and classy new oak, followed by a medium to full-bodied, deep and impressively concentrated palate that's framed by lively acids and beautifully refined tannins. It's a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 11% Petit Verdot, and Nicolas Glumineau tells me that some wine was sold off in bulk this year to guarantee the quality of the Resèreve. It's certainly among the best second wines of the vintage.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Apr 2022)
The 2021 Réserve de la Comtesse is a seriously great wine in its peer group. Or any peer group. Rich and layered, with no hard edges and compelling balance, the 2021 opens beautifully in the glass. Savory accents run through a core of black cherry and plum fruit, with hints of gravel, spice and leather that develop later. This year's blend includes 14% reserve wine, but that is not especially evident. I don't think I have ever tasted a more refined Réserve de la Comtesse. Superb. Drink 2026-2036.
Antonio Galloni - Vinous
The 2021 Réserve de la Comtesse has a pretty bouquet, not intense but well-defined, featuring blackberry, cedar and light graphite aromas. The palate is medium-bodied and quite saline in the mouth, with grippy tannins, good body and just a slight austerity on the finish. Not bad at all, though there is a considerable gap between this and the Grand Vin this year. Give it three to four years in bottle. Drink 2025-2038.
Neal Martin - Vinous
Very beautiful wine with blackcurrants, blueberries, ink and iodine. Medium body, fresh center-palate and a firm, fresh finish.
The 2021 Pichon Comtesse Reserve should be outstanding, and for a second wine certainly offers terrific quality. A blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot that will spend 12 months in 40% new French oak, it has solid dark fruits (currants, darker cherries), notes of ripe tobacco and subtle cedar, medium body, a balanced, elegant mouthfeel, and outstanding length.
Medium-bodied, with a nice polish to the spicy, olive-tinged, red fruits. The wine should be easy to drink on release, yet age for almost a decade as well. This was made from blending 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2023-2033.
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider
Perfumed blackcurrants on the nose and palate - juicy and succulent, the tannins are mouthfilling and have a cool blue fruit flavour, almost blueberry and plum, fresh with a softly fleshy texture. Lovely depth on the mid-palate, it doesn't let up - going from start to finish with gusto. You also get liquorice, clove tones - dark spiced aspects but they’re integrated and don't cause angles just nuances in terms of flavour. You've definitely got the Pauillac power and concentration but also an energy that is so captivating. A confident second wine that has direction. Drinking Window 2024 - 2034.
Georgina Hindle - Decanter
Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer:
There is no minimum order unless stated.
All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.
Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then an invoice issued - payment will be due on receipt of this invoice.
The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2024.
Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine.
Errors and omissions excepted.
Delivery charges may apply - these can be determined by visiting the Freight Rates page.