Château La Conseillante, Pomerol
Château La Conseillante

Château La Conseillante, Pomerol,



Château La Conseillante, Pomerol, 2005

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Château La Conseillante, Pomerol, 2005

La Conseillante played a masterstroke this year by holding a vertical tasting going back to 1985, whereby they cleverly focused the attention of all professional tasters onto the 2005. As if they needed it! Their ’05 is a stunner, with all the character and finesse of the best wines of the vintage. A beautifully perfumed but powerful nose showing violets and cherry fruit; intense blackberry and bramble come through on the palate, amidst complex flavours of dried fruit and mixed peel, chocolate sponge and lifting, fresh acidity.

Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
Effortlessly classic, with melted tannins at 16 years old. Soft leather, tobacco and white truffle, brambled raspberry fruits, with soft red cherry and blackberry. Smooth and integrated but still with a mint freshness on the finish. Effortless elegance and balance. Around 500 bottles left at the estate of this. This was Jean-Michel Laporte's second vintage, having arrived in 2004. 100% new oak, 3.82ph.
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Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
Deep garnet-brick in color, the 2005 La Conseillante is showing some evolution on the nose with notions of cigar box, Chinese five spice, and dusty soil over a core of prunes and figs. Medium-bodied, it delivers mature, exotic, spice-laced dried berry flavors with a chewy texture and a lively backbone, going earthy / savory on the finish. Already relatively evolved, this should continue to cellar to 2040+. La Conseillante is next to L'Evangile, just across the Saint-Emilion border from Cheval Blanc and, in fact, a portion of the vineyard is in Saint-Emilion.
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Neal Martin, Vinous
The 2005 La Conseillante is blessed with a truly fabulous, multi-faceted bouquet with layers of redcurrant and cranberry, rose petals, truffle oil, orange rind and hints of Dorset plum. The aromatics here are the most impressive...thus far. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin and a keen line of acidity, fresh and more saline in the mouth compared to the 2004, also with greater mineralité towards the finish. Now we are beginning to see the precision that the property is known for today and you have to stand back and admire the persistence, residues of spice lingering forty-five seconds after the wine has bid adieu. This is evolving with consummate grace and style. Tasted at La Conseillante vertical at the property.
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Château La Conseillante

Château La Conseillante

Conseillante occupies a charmed position on the border between St Emilion and Pomerol; surrounded by such luminaries as Cheval Blanc, Petrus, VCC and Evangile – so this is good terroir! After a period of slight underachievement, their very talented winemaker, Marielle Cazaux assisted by superstar oenologist, Thomas Duclos, has guided Conseillante back to the top table. Her wines are glossy and texturally alluring, both ripe and velvety, but also bright and refreshing. This is perhaps best exemplified by the wonderful 2022, the culmination of many years of hard work and one of the stars of the vintage.

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