87 % Merlot, 13 % Cabernet Franc, pH 3.67, Alkohol 14 vol%, 39 hl/ha. Tiefes Purpur mit opaker Mitte und zartem rubinrotem Rand, dicht verwobenes Bouquet mit verführerischer Waldhimbeere, schwarzer Kirsche und edler Cassiswürze. Im zweiten Ansatz dunkle Schokotrüffel, Veilchenparfüm und Johannisbeerdrops. Am vielschichtigen Gaumen mit seidiger Textur, beeindruckender Extraktfülle, balancierter Rasse und perfekt geformtem Körper. Im konzentrierten nicht enden wollenden Finale ein Feuerwerk mit schwarzbeerigen Konturen, Olivenpaste, tiefgründige Mineralik und samtiger Adstringenz. "Beeindruckende Leistung des ganzen Teams", betont Marielle Cazaux. Für mich dank der Detailbesessenheit ein ganz großer La Conseillante, noch besser als letztes Jahr! Kaufen!
The balance and energy to this is very impressive with blackberry, black-olive, tar and walnut character. It’s full, but very compact with superb tannin quality that is intense, yet so fine-grained, building layers on the palate. A subtle and structured young wine. It really goes on and on.
The 2020 La Conseillante was picked September 14–17 for the Merlot and September 21–30 for the Cabernet Franc (eight picking days), the yields coming in at 37hl/ha, and matured in 70% new oak. Of the 13 parcels, four underwent vinification intégrale this year. Iridescent purple in color. The nose makes an immediate impression, delivering pure and quite precocious black currants and crushed iris flowers; subtle touches of morello cherries develop with aeration. It is beautifully defined and the oak seamlessly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent, ripe tannins that disguise the backbone of this exquisitely balanced Pomerol. A discreet crescendo leads to a pixelated finish of awe-inspiring persistency. The old "iron fist in a velvet glove" cliché rings true here. A deeply impressive and quite profound La Conseillante courtesy of Marielle Cazaux and her team.
The 2020 La Conseillante is a blend of 87% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc. Seventy percent of the wine is being aged in new French oak barriques, 27% in second-fill barrels and 3% in amphorae. The alcohol came in at 14% and the pH is 3.64. Deep purple-black colored, it sails gracefully out of the glass with vivacious notes of black raspberries, kirsch and redcurrant jelly, leading to suggestions of ripe, juicy blackberries, violets, star anise and iron ore with a faint waft of dried mint. The medium to full-bodied palate is an exercise in elegance, delivering a quiet intensity of pure, energetic red and black berry layers with gorgeous floral and mineral sparks, framed by perfectly ripe, finely pixilated tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with epic length and the most breathtaking perfume. Simply mind-blowing.
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.