Reserve de la Comtesse 2012
The blend is 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot. It is an ideal second wine for drinking over the next 12-15 years.
This Reserve de la Comtesse has a fleshy ripe, relatively forward bouquet with floral scents emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fleshy ripe black tarry fruit. It is very approachable with a silky smooth texture, although it needs more backbone and tension towards the finish.
- Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, May 2013