2009 Pichon Comtesse Reserve, Pauillac 12x75cl

2009 Pichon Comtesse Reserve, Pauillac 12x75cl

$1,200.00 Excl. GST
$1,438.80 Incl. GST
IN BOND
RETAIL
COUNTRY
France
REGION
Bordeaux
VINTAGE
2009
PRODUCER
Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
WINE TYPE
Red
AVAILABILITY
Immediate, 1 in stock, In Bond

Producer Profile

Area under vines: 89 hectares
Soils: gravel and clay

Production: 170,000 bottles a year
Ageing: in 50% new oak barrels for 18-22 months

Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 60%
  • Merlot 29%
  • Cabernet Franc 7%
  • Petit Verdot 4%

Second wine: La Reserve de la Comtesse

  • Average Annual Production: 20-50% of the total crop
  • Grape varieties:

    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Merlot
    • Cabernet Franc
    • Petit Verdot
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    Tasting Notes

    Vinous 90

    The 2009 Reserve de la Comtesse feels unusually primal on the nose with brine-tinged black fruit, touches of graphite but overall it does not come across as particularly finessed. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin, a little extracted in style with impressive weight, just lacking a little sophistication towards the finish. That said, it does improve with aeration, gaining necessary clarity after five minutes. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 2009 Bordeaux tasting. [Neal Martin, 14/03/2019]

    Anticipated maturity: 2021-2035

    JancisRobinson.com 15.5

    Charry nose. Sweet ripe fruit but no real core. A bit soupy. Astringent finish. [17/01/2013]

    Anticipated maturity: 2016-2024

    Robert Parker 91

    Made from a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc, the second wine, the 2009 Reserve de la Comtesse, exhibits notes of forest floor, white chocolate, licorice, black currants and vanillin-infused black cherries. It possesses a sweet, round, generous style given its high glycerin. Both the Reserve de la Comtesse and Pichon Lalande have about 13% alcohol, slightly lower than most Pauillacs achieved in 2009. Drink it over the next 10 years. [Robert Parker, 01/02/2012]

    Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022