Chateau La Conseillante 1996

 1 Imperial (6L)
Parker : 91 / 100
Wine Spectator : 88 / 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
Vineyard
Libournais

Alcohol
12.9

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Conventional farming

R. Gabriel
17

Wine Spectator
88

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Merlot/Cabernet Franc

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pomerol

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau La Conseillante

Parker
91

Allergens
Contains sulfites