Reserve de la Comtesse Pauillac 2011
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pauillac|
|Brand||Reserve de la Comtesse|
Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Reserve de la Comtesse is higher in alcohol, tipping the scales at 13.2%, which is attributable to the higher Merlot component (49%) blended with 43% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Petit Verdot. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by attractive, straightforward notes of mocha, roasted herbs, white chocolate and berry fruit. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.
Wine SpectatorLightly rugged along the edges, this sports a core of crushed plum and currant fruit, lined with tobacco and briar notes. Accessible now despite the chewy feel, which should soften soon enough. Drink now through 2018. 12,500 cases made.