2005 Ch La Conseillante Pomerol - 12x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château la Conseillante
  • Region Pomerol
  • Grape Merlot / Cabernet Franc
  • Drinking 2015 - 2040
  • Case size 12x75cl
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2005 - Ch La Conseillante Pomerol - 12x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château la Conseillante
  • Region Pomerol
  • Grape Merlot / Cabernet Franc
  • Drinking 2015 - 2040
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £3,632.14 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £3,000.00 In Bond
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  • Goedhuis, March 2018

    My comments back in 2006 about this gorgeous wine were, “For me it was one of the highlights of the week, a beautifully complete wine with grace, harmony and expressive tannins, absolutely alive and has tremendous complexity. A star in the making”. Last night it had everything. Brilliant garnet colour, a little reserved initially on the nose but on the palate it has a wonderfully layered sweetness of subtle generosity, full of plums and berry fruits, it coats the mouth in every way and finishes long and beautifully textured. Delicious.

  • Goedhuis, April 2006, Score: 91-93

    Truffley with a slight wildness, the medium- to full-bodied 2005 is silky with beautiful balance and purity. Definitely not overdone or overripe. Wine Spectator believes it has the potential of 95-100 and says it's the "best in a long time." Drink 2012 - 2025+.

  • Robert Parker, June 2015, Score: 97

    Displaying spectacular aromatics of mulberry, blueberry and raspberry fruit, a dense ruby/purple color, and sweet floral notes, in the mouth the 2005 La Conseillante is not as broad and powerful as Petrus, Trotanoy, Hosanna or Lafleur, but it is gorgeously silky, elegant and stylish. This medium-bodied, savory wine is a graceful, provocative and compelling Pomerol to drink now and over the next 25 years. Drink; 2015-2040

  • Robert Parker, April 2008, Score: 96

    With the son of the Nicolas family, Valmy, taking over and ratcheting up the selection process as well as the quality, La Conseillante appears poised to challenge its closest neighbor, l'Evangile,as the finest estate on the border of the sector of Pomerol facing Cheval Blanc in St.-Emilion. The 2005 will challenge the extraordinary 2000. Among the truly fabulous wines made here (i.e., 2000, 1990, 1989, 1985, and 1982), its deep ruby/purple hue is accompanied by an exquisite bouquet of incense, raspberry jam, kirsch, licorice, and hints of black olives as well as flowers. This broadly perfumed Pomerol exhibits sensational purity, sweet tannin, medium to full body, and outstanding elegance and finesse. The fruit is forward and precocious, but there is enough stuffing, structure, and density for the wine to evolve for 20-25 years. Drink: 2008 - 2033.

  • Robert Parker, April 2007, Score: 93-95

    La Conseillante's superb 2005 appears capable of rivaling their 2000, 1990, 1989, and 1982. A deepruby/purple color is accompanied by a sweet perfume of black raspberries, vanilla, licorice, and hints of earth and pepper. Spicy, plush, and elegant with a classic floral component, superb concentration, beautiful purity, medium body, sweet tannin, and an overall sense of finesse (despite its intense richness and fruit), it will be approachable in 4-5 years, and will keep for two decades or more. Drink 2011-2027.

  • Robert Parker, April 2006, Score: 93-95

    The finest La Conseillante since 2000, the dense purple-colored 2005 displays notes of sweet raspberries, creamy vanilla ice cream, spice box, and cedar. With good fruit, depth, and a broad, savory attack as well as mid-palate, this medium-bodied, finesse-styled, elegant wine represents a synthesis in style between a grand cru red Burgundy and a top-notch Bordeaux. Give it 3-5 years of bottle age, and drink it over the following 20-25. Drink: 2009 - 2034.

  • Jancis Robinson, April 06, Score: 16?

    Dark crimson, not especially blue. Straightforward fruit flavours but not much subtlety and pretty awkward finish. Is not showing especially well at this stage. Drink 2015-23.

  • Wine Spectator, April 2006, Score: 92-94

    Classy aromas of flowers, berries and minerals. Full-bodied, with lovely silky tannins and a long finish. Has the potential for a classic rating. Best in a long time.


Château la Conseillante

Many experts consider this an atypical wine, often more reminiscent of grand cru red Burgundy than a heavy weight Pomerol. Its exceptional terroir places it on the Pomerol/St. Emilion border surrounded by Cheval Blanc, Vieux Château Certan, L'Evangile and Pétrus.



The small sub-region of Pomerol is situated north-east of the industrious city of Libourne. Pomerol's soils are predominately iron-rich clay with a smattering of gravel that produce wines with extraordinary power and depth. As a result of this clay-dominance, it has the highest percentage of Merlot planted in all of Bordeaux. Certain châteaux are produced exclusively from this grape, but most incorporate smaller quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc as well. Despite its hefty (if not exclusive) proportion of Merlot, many people think of wines from this region as separate entities. As one wine aficionado stated recently, "It's not Merlot. It's Pomerol." Despite the region's small size, Pomerol contains some of the world's most sought after (and expensive) wines including Pétrus, Le Pin, Lafleur, l'Evangile and Vieux Château Certan. Unlike other Bordelais subregions, there is no system of classification. The châteaux are traded on reputation alone.