83% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, 14% vol, 32 hl/ha. Tiefes Purpur mit schwarzer Mitte und violettem Rand. Betörendes Bouquet mit süssem Brombeergelee, Schokopralinen und Lakritze. Im zweiten Ansatz Fliedernoten und Heidelbeerdrops. Am Gaumen mit seidiger Textur, stützende, cremige Tannine, gut stützend, wirkt ein wenig (zu) brav. Im gebündelten Finale mit einem grandiosen Crescendo von blauen Beeren.
The 2018 La Conseillante is composed of 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc, with a 3.65 pH and 14% alcohol. Deep garnet-purple colored, it needs a lot of swirling and coaxing to lure out the youthfully shy, incredible perfume of black raspberries, boysenberries, ripe plums and cinnamon toast, leading to notions of lilacs, clove oil and forest floor, plus a waft of iron ore. The medium to full-bodied palate is a jaw-dropping exercise in finesse, slowly unfurling in the mouth to reveal layer upon layer of bright, crunchy red and black fruits, supported by a rock-solid frame of firm, fine-grained tannins and tons of freshness, finishing long and with an impressive mineral and exotic spice firework display. It's an incredible expression of Pomerol that cannot fail to inspire a resounding "WOW" from whoever is fortunate to drink it. Tempting to broach now (albeit with a lot of air), try to keep your hands off it for a good 5 years and then drink it over the next 30 years or more.
A dense, layered Pomerol with lots of chocolate, walnut, and plum character. Some coffee undertones. It’s full-bodied with chewy, polished tannins and a structured, muscular finish. Solid. Elegance with power. 2018. Try after 2025.
Chateau La Conseillante | 33500 Pomerol | Frankreich
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In 1871, the Nicolas family acquired La Conseillante, whose surface area (12 hectares/30 acres) and vineyard plots have remained the same since that time, which is a unique achievement. In 1960, Louis Nicolas’ heirs formed the Société Civile des Héritiers Nicolas company. As from 2001, La Conseillante developed the internal structure of the company, recruiting an estate manager, then in 2003 setting up a Family Board of Directors. Since 1st February 2010, the La Conseillante Family Board has been made up of three members, Doctor Bertrand Nicolas, joint-managing director since 2001, Jean-Valmy Nicolas, joint-managing director since 2010, and Henri Nicolas. Today, the fifth generation of the Nicolas family manages the estate, symbolising the continuing commitment and attachment of the family to this great growth. The Family Board's role is to supervise the activities of the estate manager and to take part in strategic decisions, such as primeurs price releases, allocations to the Bordeaux market, investments, dividends and promotional activities. The Nicolas heirs are clearly identified on each bottle by the initials “LN” on the label at the centre of a shield within a silver-edged border whose four corners are sloped. The violet-coloured bottle capsule evokes the characteristic aroma of the wine. These packaging features, first chosen back in 1871 by the Nicolas brothers, remain elegant and yet modern even today. For the 145 years that it has existed, Château La Conseillante has thus benefited from long-lasting, unwavering support from the Nicolas family, which has helped it to express the best of its terroir, which is one of the greatest in Pomerol. One special feature of La Conseillante is that no member of the family lives with income from the property.