La Conseillante 2013
Tobacco and briar and oily wood on the nose then coffee beans and rusty red fruit add layers and detail. Elegant and fine in the mouth, with fresh fruit of modest scale underpinned by mineral and dried herb, herb stem character. This has very fresh tannins, a pretty fresh wine overall that is elegant with good fruit on the palate. It does finishes on the small side, and while I was going to say short but this has plenty of subtle length. 92ptsAdd winemaker's notes
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Editorial Reviews for La Conseillante
Tobacco and briar and oily wood on the nose then coffee beans and rusty red fruit add layers and detail. Elegant and fine in the mouth, with fresh fruit of modest scale underpinned by mineral and dried herb, herb stem character. This has very fresh tannins, a pretty fresh wine overall that is elegant with good fruit on the palate. It does finishes on the small side, and while I was going to say short but this has plenty of subtle length. 92pts
Hugely herbaceous, all tomato leaf, herb and wildflower on the nose – soft entry, a bit angular in the mouth with red fruit tones blunted by wood and wood tannin, drying short finish (83-84)
Classic Pomerol. Beautiful, sweet plum nose, almost intense. Soft and creamy mouthfeel with tasty, pure fruit already showing well - very faint spice showing. Savory crushed mineral finish. 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc. Still very young at this stage but already showing great things to come. 93+ points.
An extraordinary wine, full of complexity and with a great length. It will need around 15 years to reach its peak, but is already very enjoyable!
Of the few I have tried, this is definitely a wine full of character, complex and wonderful...if only because of my friend Valmy...
my favorite one!
External Reviews for La Conseillante
This is lively and refined with a blueberry and cherry character. Medium body with fine tannins and a tangy finish. Bright and lively. Salty. Savory. 87% merlot and 13% cabernet franc. James Suckling.
The Conseillante is a blend of 82% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc picked between 25 September and finishing with the latter on 7 October cropped at 30hl/ha. The wine is being raised in 65% new barrels. There is something "tranquil" about the aromatics of the La Conseillante. Fresh strawberry and violet scents gently waft from the glass: nothing powerful but very pure the oak seeming to be nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins. This is quite a taut and linear La Consei
Rounded and juicy with lovely boysenberry and linzer torte flavors coursing along inlaid with bergamot and blood orange notes. Delivers a polished finish without exhibiting any of the vintages sinewy feel. Rock solid and beautifully rendered. A strong showing. J.M. Wine Spectator.
The La Conseillante is a blend of 82% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc. It has a very well defined bouquet with attractive dark berry and mulberry aromas the terroir really coming through with subtle notes of black truffle. The palate is medium-bodied and I think Jean-Michel has really achieved very the filigree tannins this year rendering this the most feminine La Conseillante I have tasted. It is silky smooth and yet there is certainly a tensile structure that should see it age nicely over 15-20 years. It is very composed almost understated towards the finish but this shows great persistency in the mouth without being overpowering. A "controlled" La Conseillante" with just a elegant beautiful finish. Tasted April 2012. Neal Martins Wine Journal.
The La Conseillante is a blend of 82% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc. It has a very well defined bouquet with attractive dark berry and mulberry aromas, the terroir really coming through with subtle notes of black truffle. The palate is medium-bodied ... Neal Martins Wine Journal. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Conseillante, La 3000ml
Full red-ruby. Rich aromas of plum raspberry mocha and chocolate are energized by minerals and peppery spices. A saline suave youthfully restrained midweight with terrific floral cabernet franc lift contributing to the impression of class and focus. Sweetness is leavened by a savory quality and hints of tobacco and underbrush. Tannins are suave but this firmly structured subtly long Pomerol really needs eight or ten years to express itself fully. Great potential here. 93+ Stephen Ta
Dark crimson. Racy lifted nose verging on tea and treacle but on the palate there seems no excess of acidity. Solid 21st-century thick right-bank Merlot. Solid and complete with real density. Actually on the finish it does seem to be built for the long term. Just a little astringent on the very end but overall pretty satiny. 17 out of 20 Jancis Robinson.
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