- Château la Conseillante
- Merlot / Cabernet Franc
- 2014 - 2028
- Case size
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Goedhuis, May 2007,
In 2006, it was one of the first to pick before the rain and hence was able to keep the grapes'concentration and balance. Soft and succulent, this medium to full-bodied wine is exotic anduplifting. Notes of violets, blackberry and cardamom fill out the rich, discreet palate. Despite ageing in 90% new barrels, its oak flavours are superbly integrated adding softness and depth. A finely tuned Pomerol which finishes fresh and long.
Robert Parker, February 2009,
The 2006 is relatively forward and seductive, as one expects La Conseillante to be, with a dark ruby/purple-tinged color and a beautifully sweet nose of black raspberries, plums, kirsch, cedar, and licorice. A broad, savory, seductive, full-bodied mouthfeel with superb ripeness, silky tannins, and terrific complexity make this an ethereal style of Pomerol. A must taste. Drink it over the next 15+ years. Drink: 2009 - 2024
Robert Parker, May 2007,
La Conseillante has been hitting on all cylinders over the last several vintages, and the 2006 may rival both the 2005 and 2000. Made in an atypical broad, fleshy style, it exhibits a dark ruby/purple hue, plenty of structure and tannin, but superb concentration. Usually a Burgundian-styled, elegant effort, the rich, well-textured 2006 is a bigger, more blockbuster example displaying a deep ruby/plum/purple color. It requires 2-4 years of cellaring, and should last for two decades. Bravo! Drink: 2009 - 2027
Jancis Robinson, May 2007,
Very dark crimson. Racy nose more lift and fragrance than the Saint-Émilions (the first Pomerol I tasted blind after dozens of Saint-Émilions blind). Not at all forced but very opulent and very Pomerol. Rich and velvety with good, fresh acidity. In the top rank of Pomerols. Lots of concentrated tannins. Attractive succulence and sweetness on the palate. Very round and successful. Not big and heavy but beautifully balanced and very healthy. Juicy and fruity! Only light to medium weight at this stage.
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.