The 2020 Reserve 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. Maybe too serious. Then again, Estate Director Nicolas Glumineau is quite clear in his ambition to want to make 100% Grand Vin. The inclusion of 10% Petit Verdot in this year’s blend is felt in both the wine’s flavor and structural feel.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2035
Area under vines: 89 hectares
Soils: gravel and clay
Production: 170,000 bottles a year
Ageing: in 50% new oak barrels for 18-22 months
- Cabernet Sauvignon 60%
- Merlot 29%
- Cabernet Franc 7%
- Petit Verdot 4%
Second wine: La Reserve de la Comtesse
Average Annual Production: 20-50% of the total crop
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