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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château La Conseillante

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

Pomerol

Grape Variety:

Merlot Cabernet Franc

Château La Conseillante, Pomerol, 2020

Tasting Note:

Beautiful scents of gravelly cassis, crème de mûre, Asian spice, incense and wild-flowers. The attack is intense and pure, packed with little dark berries, blackcurrant and starry, vivid raspberry. This is pitch perfect; whilst polished and refined, there is also something deeply classical and serious. The fruit is mouthcoating and invigorating, speckled with mineral undertones. There’s a real gravitas to both the core of fruit and the impeccably honed tannins. It just feels harmonious and complete with those tannins lacing the palate with notes of coal, graphite and dark fruits. A really absorbing and special La Conseillante. 87% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc.

"There are some beautifully fragrant floral aromatics here with concentration through the mid palate and effortless balance. A little more width and opulence in the 2019 perhaps, but here you get precision and purity, and a feeling of 2010 levels of concentration. An elegant 2020, bright, confident, bursting with life. 70% new oak. A yield of 39hl/ha. 3.67pH. Gravel and clay soils, and to keep freshness they left crop cover on the old vines but on the young ploughed it into the soil so as not to have too much competition for the water. Lowered canopy also but kept shade and leaves around the bunches to protect from the sun. Picked early morning from 7am to noon, harvest of Merlot September 4 to 17, and the Cabernet Franc on September 21 and 30." 96/100 - Janes Anson, Decanter.com

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