Saturday, May 10, 2014

Chateau La Conseillante

This Chateau in Pomerol is perhaps not all that fashionable. It has been under the ownership of the Nicolas family for five generations who have been committed to make the best wine they can.

The 2000 Chateau La Conseillante has a drinking window of 2014-2044 according to Robert Parker. 44 years, right? The wine shows a deep ruby colour. The strong bouquet is of red fruits, and this follows through to the palate. Red cherry and raspberry flavours deliver an attractive mouthfeel. Primary characteristics are still dominant. The key feature of this wine is the elegance combined with purity of fruit and an intense linearity, underwritten by silky tannins, before it finishes quite long. This is not a blockbuster, rather a somewhat understated wine which opens up beautifully. The wine is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

Score: 95/+++

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