Château La Conseillante

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend

9.3787 ratings
9.3208 pro ratings
Pomerol, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
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9.7

The 2005 La Conseillante is a rich, heady Pomerol. Crème de cassis, lavender, chocolate, leather, espresso, licorice and sweet French oak infuse the 2005 with tremendous character. The 2005 is, naturally, a wine of its era. There is quite a bit of extraction and tannin, and yet the wine has aged impeccably. Time in the glass brings out energy and aromatic lift to round things out nicely. The 2005 just got better and better with time, so I suggest giving it a good bit of air. I would prefer to drink it over the next decade or so. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2021)

The 2005 La Conseillante is a rich, heady Pomerol. Crème de cassis, lavender, chocolate, leather, espresso, licorice and sweet French oak infuse the 2005 with tremendous character. The 2005 is, naturally, a wine of its era. There is quite a bit of extraction and tannin, and yet the wine has aged impeccably. Time in the glass brings out energy and aromatic lift to round things out nicely. The 2005 just got better and better with time, so I suggest giving it a good bit of air. I would prefer to drink it over the next decade or so. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2021)

Apr 23rd, 2021
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9.8

The 2018 La Conseillante is a regal and utterly exquisite Pomerol from the very first taste. Technical Director Marielle Cazaux and her team turned out a jewel of a wine. Silky tannins and lifted, precise aromatics make a strong first impression. Inky dark fruit, pain grillé, lavender, spice, menthol and a kiss of new French oak all flesh out over time. More than anything else, what comes through is the new emphasis at La Conseillante on freshness and verve. The 2018 is a Pomerol of tremendous precision. It is, in a word: dynamite! (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2021)

The 2018 La Conseillante is a regal and utterly exquisite Pomerol from the very first taste. Technical Director Marielle Cazaux and her team turned out a jewel of a wine. Silky tannins and lifted, precise aromatics make a strong first impression. Inky dark fruit, pain grillé, lavender, spice, menthol and a kiss of new French oak all flesh out over time. More than anything else, what comes through is the new emphasis at La Conseillante on freshness and verve. The 2018 is a Pomerol of tremendous precision. It is, in a word: dynamite! (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2021)

Mar 30th, 2021
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9.7

The 2018 La Conseillante was given a two-hour decant and then monitored over the following 12 hours. What a stupendous Pomerol! It has a bravura nose that immediately seduces the olfactory senses, delivering a cornucopia of black cherries, cassis, crushed violets and iris. Such intensity here, and then it blossoms, accentuating its floral component while retaining the DNA of Pomerol. The palate is exquisitely balanced with fine tannins that frame the pure black cherry and strawberry fruit. But it is the texture and the harmony of this La Conseillante that knocks you sideways, that tertiary finish that I noticed out of barrel gone, replaced by satin-textured, almost citrus-fresh fruit. Marielle Cazaux and her team have overseen a brilliant La Conseillante. (Neal Martin, Vinous, March 2021)

The 2018 La Conseillante was given a two-hour decant and then monitored over the following 12 hours. What a stupendous Pomerol! It has a bravura nose that immediately seduces the olfactory senses, delivering a cornucopia of black cherries, cassis, crushed violets and iris. Such intensity here, and then it blossoms, accentuating its floral component while retaining the DNA of Pomerol. The palate is exquisitely balanced with fine tannins that frame the pure black cherry and strawberry fruit. But it is the texture and the harmony of this La Conseillante that knocks you sideways, that tertiary finish that I noticed out of barrel gone, replaced by satin-textured, almost citrus-fresh fruit. Marielle Cazaux and her team have overseen a brilliant La Conseillante. (Neal Martin, Vinous, March 2021)

Mar 10th, 2021
Conrad Green

Delicious. Dark plummy fruit. Hints of tobacco and leather. Very complex on the midpalate with herbal notes. Long and serious and sexy.

Delicious. Dark plummy fruit. Hints of tobacco and leather. Very complex on the midpalate with herbal notes. Long and serious and sexy.

Feb 10th, 2020
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9.7

The 1989 La Conseillante is one of the top performers in Pomerol and arguably now one of the best values. This bottle confirms that exuberance and joie-de-vivre on the nose, displaying the telltale crushed violets in bloom, with precious but controlled red and black fruit underneath. The palate is sumptuous from the start, presenting cashmere tannin and perhaps a little more glycerine in this bottle. The bravura finish leaves you grinning from ear to ear. Stunning, and it will remain on its plateau for many years. Tasted at the 1989 Bordeaux dinner at Hatched in London. (Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2019)

The 1989 La Conseillante is one of the top performers in Pomerol and arguably now one of the best values. This bottle confirms that exuberance and joie-de-vivre on the nose, displaying the telltale crushed violets in bloom, with precious but controlled red and black fruit underneath. The palate is sumptuous from the start, presenting cashmere tannin and perhaps a little more glycerine in this bottle. The bravura finish leaves you grinning from ear to ear. Stunning, and it will remain on its plateau for many years. Tasted at the 1989 Bordeaux dinner at Hatched in London. (Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2019)

Sep 13th, 2019
Greg Koslosky

Stunning bottle well balanced with cassis minerals violets game with a savory component . A beauty !

Stunning bottle well balanced with cassis minerals violets game with a savory component . A beauty !

Jul 7th, 2019
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.3

1989 Bordeaux PNV Retrospective at Larkmead. Very mature. Dried herbs. Perfume emerges. Modest acidity. Tannis.

1989 Bordeaux PNV Retrospective at Larkmead. Very mature. Dried herbs. Perfume emerges. Modest acidity. Tannis.

Feb 25th, 2019
Greg Koslosky

Elegant and complex with cassis , lead pencil . Underbrush , cocoa and saline aromas leading to a mineral driven , animal and black cherry , blue berry palate . Long and powerful finish with some tannins that should help this age another 10 years no problem . Another great 1985 Bordeaux and I’m so glad Parker missed this vintage for the wines are still affordable .

Elegant and complex with cassis , lead pencil . Underbrush , cocoa and saline aromas leading to a mineral driven , animal and black cherry , blue berry palate . Long and powerful finish with some tannins that should help this age another 10 years no problem . Another great 1985 Bordeaux and I’m so glad Parker missed this vintage for the wines are still affordable .

Dec 23rd, 2018
Henrik Poulsen

A great 1995 which as a vintage generally leaves me hoping for more.

A great 1995 which as a vintage generally leaves me hoping for more.

Dec 19th, 2018
Matt Duncan

Velvet, not silk! Terrific showing out of 3L. Darker fruit than expected, but typical of the vintage. A perfect expression of Pomerol.

Velvet, not silk! Terrific showing out of 3L. Darker fruit than expected, but typical of the vintage. A perfect expression of Pomerol.

Nov 24th, 2018