A structured wine, chunky, solid and perfectly balanced. The purity and finesse of its tannins give it a texture that is rich, fleshy and silky.
"There has been a noticeable increase in the quality of Pichon Lalande's second wine. A blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and 6% Cabernet Franc, the accessible, impressively-endowed 2004 Reserve de la Comtesse possesses a deep ruby/purple color as well as notes of creme de cassis, charcoal, and spice box. It should drink well upon release, and evolve for a decade. Range: 88-90"
The Wine Advocate