This has to be up there with one of the most seductive Comtesses on record with layers of alternating softness and concentration combined with a lot of 2016’s elegance and power. The nose on this stands out a mile, getting it right up on the podium before you even take a sip. Rich raspberries combine with peonies and curls of woodsmoke while the appellation’s signature slate, cedar, liquorice and tannic grip slowly builds up on the palate.
I’ve tasted this several times with each conveying a juiciness and elegance that is quite different in style to many in Pauillac this year | Decanter | 2019 | 98
Druiven: 71% cabernet sauvignon, 23% merlot, 5% cabernet franc, 1% petit verdot
Robert Parker 97-99 | Jancis Robinson 17,5 | Decanter 98