Ripe, sweet, spicy, and still oaky nose; rich, firm, generously endowed and firmly tannic Comtesse; deep, fleshy, firm, complex, and surprisingly “masculine” for the property; powerful, sweetly ripe flavor, spicy, and very long. A generous and powerful Pichon Lalande, complete, complex, and satisfying but in an unusual, long-term Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated style. Atypically this was nearly two thirds Cabernet Sauvignon in 2006. 2020–35+.
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Rich color, intense Cabernet spicy and Havana nose, in the Lafite style. Intense, dramatic tannins, very masculine for Comtesse but impressive and so Pauillac! Excellent!
Grande classe! Both Pauillac style—tense and intense—and the more feminine personality of Pichon Comtesse. The wine displays a wonderful and unique profile and will age perfectly.