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Chateau La Conseillante 1996

$2,430 1 Imperial (6L) |
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    Parker : 91 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Tasted at the château, the 1996 La Conseillante has always been a good performer in what is a Left Bank vintage. Although there is noticeable bricking on the rim, there is plenty of freshness on the nose, quite floral with crushed strawberry, cranberry leaf and a touch of tomato vine, which after ten minutes turns into black truffle (typical trait in Pomerol). There is good vigor here for a 20-year-old Pomerol. The palate is medium-bodied and here you could argue that it is more advanced than the aromatics. Yes, there is good weight and balance, perhaps a little rustic compared to recent vintages, but there is plenty of enjoyable ferrous fruit, white pepper, sage, black truffle and spice notes liberally sprinkled over vestiges of red fruit. Clearly this is a La Conseillante that is à point and I would probably broach bottles over the next decade. Tasted July 2016.
    BordeauxPomerol
    Alcohol
    12.9

    Grape varieties
    Merlot/Cabernet Franc

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Conventional farming

    R. Gabriel
    17

    Wine Spectator
    88

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Libournais

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Pomerol

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Chateau La Conseillante

    Parker
    91

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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