A wonderfully balanced Pomerol red wine
Château La Conseillante is a red wine produced in the Pomerol appellation. The vineyard of 11 hectares benefits from a vineyard of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The vines, aged 34 years on average, are planted on soils made of gray clays and sandy gravel on red clays. The aging of the wine is carried out for 18 months in French oak barrels (with a proportion of 50 to 80% of new barrels).
At tasting, château La Conseillante 2009 reveals an expressive nose that combines the scents of black fruits, violets, licorice and fresh almonds. The wine is silky and offers perfectly integrated tannins in the mouth. It shows power, without dryness or astringency. A balanced wine with an extremely long finish. To be consumed before 2040.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The competition between the 2009, 2005 and 2000 La Conseillante will be interesting to follow over the next twenty years. There was more of a selection process at this estate in 2009 than there was in 2000, resulting in a beautiful Pomerol offering notes of mulberries, sweet cherries, spring flowers, raspberries and truffles. The color is a healthy deep plum/ruby/purple and the wine is medium to full-bodied with silky tannins, a broad, layered mouthfeel and wonderful freshness as well as length. This gorgeous, complex, Burgundian-styled Pomerol will be drinkable in 4-6 years and should keep for 30-40. (The 1970 is still alive and that was not nearly as well made as the 2009.)