2020 Reserve de Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JS 94 WE 94 JD 93 JL 93 WS 93 DC 92 VN 92 WA 91
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, May 2021

(JS 93-94 points) A tight, focused red with currants, chocolate, walnuts and some flowers. Medium-to full-bodied with ripe tannins. Pretty second wine.
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, April 2023

Ripe black fruits and rich tannins are piled high in this wine. It shows finesse in the tannins and in the blackberry flavors. This second wine is likely to age well. Drink from 2026 - Roger Voss
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, March 2023

The second wine from this talented team, the 2020 Pichon Comtesse Reserve is worth seeking out. I always find this wine to offer loads of pleasure. Possessing the elegance and purity of the vintage (as well as this...
JL 93

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2023

The attention seeking bouquet pops with its notes of flowers, tobacco leaf, spearmint, cocoa and sweet, ripe, red fruits. The wine is elegant, refined, soft and complex, with a finish that is long, refined, complex and...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, January 2023

This has a dark currant- and blackberry-filled core supported by a racy graphite spine that runs from start to finish, adding energy and cut. Reveals sweet tobacco, chestnut and tar hints on the finish. Cabernet...
DC 92

Decanter, January 2023

Dark bramble berries with lots of perfumed aromas; purple flowers, iris and violets with blueberries and pomegranates as well as some earthy notes. Rich, and seductive, this has an immediate weight in the mouth - opulent...
VN 92

Vinous, February 2023

The 2020 Réserve de la Comtesse is a big, big wine. Black cherry, grilled herbs, lavender, licorice and smoke are some of the many notes that add to an impression of brooding intensity. This is a very serious second wine...
WA 91

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2023

Much like the grand vin, the 2020 Resèrve de la Comtesse is charming and polished, bursting with aromas of dark berries, plums, rose petals and mint. Medium to full-bodied, suave and enveloping, it will drink well on...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2020 Reserve de Comtesse de Lalande, a Bordeaux Blend that hails from the prestigious Pauillac sub-region in Bordeaux, France. This wine is a true testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of the Reserve de Comtesse de Lalande winery, known for their dedication to producing exceptional wines.

In the glass, this red beauty graces us with a deep, garnet hue, hinting at the richness and complexity to come. The nose is an olfactory delight, offering a symphony of aromas that dance gracefully from the glass. Dark berries, plums, and currants take center stage, their luscious sweetness intertwined with delicate hints of violet, rose petals, and a touch of mint. As the wine opens up, notes of chocolate, walnuts, and tobacco emerge, adding depth and allure.

On the palate, the 2020 Reserve de Comtesse de Lalande reveals its true character. Medium to full-bodied, it showcases a tight yet focused structure, with ripe tannins that lend a velvety texture. The flavors echo the aromas, with currants and dark berries taking the lead, accompanied by nuances of chocolate and a subtle floral essence. There is a remarkable balance between fruit and oak, with a touch of graphite adding an elegant edge.

The critics have spoken, and their praise is resounding. Renowned expert James Suckling awards this wine an impressive score of 94 points, describing it as a "pretty second wine" with a tight, focused profile. Jeb Dunnuck echoes this sentiment, commending the wine's elegance, purity, and already accessible, delicious nature. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate bestows a score of 91 points, highlighting the wine's charm, polish, and enveloping character.

Decanter, Wine Spectator, Vinous, TheWineCellarInsider.com, and Wine Enthusiast all join in the chorus of admiration, with scores ranging from 92 to 94 points. Each reviewer emphasizes the wine's concentration, power, and generosity, while noting its finesse, complexity, and capacity for aging.

In conclusion, the 2020 Reserve de Comtesse de Lalande is a wine of exceptional quality and character. Its elegance, depth, and harmonious balance make it a standout among Bordeaux Blends. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, this wine promises to captivate and delight the most discerning of palates.