Pauillac, a Medoc appellation of unrivalled prestige, lies on the left bank of the Gironde River, 40 kilometres north of Bordeaux. Its gravelly soils, sprinkled with pebbles and sand, are a blessing for winemaking. The vines find water and nourishment in the subsoil, while the hilly landscape ensures good drainage. The maritime climate brings a gentle warmth and a cool breeze from the nearby estuary. This is where the Comtesse de Lalande is made from the oldest vines of their historic plots. A splendid Pauillac that enchants the senses with its complexity, elegance and intensity. Comtesse de Lalande charms the palate with wonderful finesse and can age splendidly for over 40 years in the cellar.
The 2009 vintage of Comtesse de Lalande has a deep garnet colour and a reserved nose that slowly unveils aromas of warm black cherries, blackcurrant cordial, stewed plums and sauteed herbs with hints of damp soil, tobacco and beef drippings. The medium to full-bodied palate is loaded with black fruit and earthy notes, framed by ripe, fine-grained tannins and lovely freshness that create a long, lively finish. A classic! Drink 2020 - 2053.