Chateau La Conseillante - Pomerol - red - 1996 - 750 ml

Chateau La Conseillante - Pomerol - red - 1996 - 750 ml

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‘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.’ Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate



Since great wines come from great terroirs, Château La Conseillante was created on exceptional lands. Pétrus, l’Evangile and Cheval Blanc are none other than its most illustrious neighbours. Château La Conseillante overlooks a 12-hectare vineyard with exceptional richness. A true mosaic of terroirs, the clay-gravel soils combined with the renowned iron oxide subsoil gives Château La Conseillante its special identity.

The wines from Château La Conseillante represent the quintessence of the Pomerol appellation through elegance and finesse. The nose presents a refined bouquet with violet scents, which is the estate’s unique signature. Almost sensual, the mouthfeel offers a silky softness delicately enhanced with the typical freshness of Pomerol, and this stretches to finish to end with mineral notes.