2009 Reserve de la Comtesse Lalande, Pauillac SKU #1113100

$49.99

RP 91 WS 91
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K&L Notes

Very vibrant and fresh. On the nose, red fruits, spice and floral notes. On the palate, sweet red fruits, red currant and cherry. Bright and lively with firm tannins. A version in miniature of the "Grand Vin," a string quartet to its full orchestra. Delightful. (Jeff Garneau, K&L Redwood City Bordeaux liaison)

Staff Reviews

  • Jacques Moreira
    By: Jacques Moreira
    8/15/2015
    K&L Staff Member
    Always a classic, and very balanced. Cassis and plums followed by coffee beans and a great structure. A very elegant wine.
  • Ryan Woodhouse
    By: Ryan Woodhouse
    8/5/2015
    K&L Staff Member
    A classic rendition of Pauillac in a great vintage. Blue/black fruit, cedary oak, pencil shavings, cigar box. Lovely weight without too much extraction, pure, vibrant acidity, firm but fine tannins. Accessible now (hasn't tightened up like many 2009s), but certainly has 15+ years ahead. Really classic stuff super affordable thanks to the exchange rate really working for us!
    Drink from 2020 to 2030
  • Gary Westby
    By: Gary Westby
    8/5/2015
    K&L Staff Member
    Top vintage. Top appellation. Top producer... The Reserve De La Comtesse 2009 has it all, and it shows in the glass! This is full bodied claret, with the Pauillac lead pencil aromatics, rich dark fruit on the mid palate and length for days on the finish. This offers most of what the first wine has, but in a much more ready to drink and open fashion. Don't miss it!
    Drink from 2015 to 2029
  • Clyde Beffa Jr.
    By: Clyde Beffa Jr.
    6/11/2015
    K&L Staff Member
    Superb wine from the GREAT vintage. Plenty of cassis and red fruits on the palate.
    Drink from 2015 to 2025
  • Steve Greer
    By: Steve Greer
    2/5/2013
    K&L Staff Member
    2/1/13 I think it would be difficult to find a better Bordeaux for $50 than this. It’s starting to tighten up right now, but with air it expresses graphite, spice and bright red fruit on the nose, followed by a more restrained mid-palate of red and black fruit. There’s more graphite, mineral and tons of spice on the finish, along with astringent tannins and bright acidity that turns the fruit tart. Time in the cellar and the lush palate will return. 10/24/12....This was the overwhelming favorite of the tasting. The nose is layered, showing lovely graphite, chocolate, bright red plum and cherry fruit. The palate is soft and lush, with plenty of underlying spices and minerality to complement the rich plum. The acidity braces up the rich fruit on the finish, which goes on and on.
  • Ralph Sands
    By: Ralph Sands
    2/5/2013
    K&L Staff Member
    A cedary nose... tight and dusty; it will need time.

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