La Conseillante 2013

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JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Oakland, CA (2,500 mi)
USD 94.99
750ml
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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 ... Read more

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 a... Read more

Classic Pomerol. Beautiful, sweet plum nose, almost intense. Soft and creamy mouthfeel with tasty, pure fruit already showing well - very faint spi... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for La Conseillante

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,054
4.50 5
Vintage: 2012 05/05/2014

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


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,054
2.00 5
Vintage: 2007 06/20/2010

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)


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Snooth User: JonDerry
6804463,120
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 01/24/2011

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.


Snooth User: JM Laporte
3876212
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 12/17/2007

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!


Snooth User: Sovereign54
343260
5.00 5
Vintage: 2001 11/14/2007

my favorite one!


Snooth User: Primat93
405890
5.00 5
Vintage: 2001 01/06/2008

Of the few I have tried, this is definitely a wine full of character, complex and wonderful...if only because of my friend Valmy...


Snooth User: franmorel
111737112
4.00 5
Vintage: 1996 11/11/2012

First bottle open Nov 11, 2012 Delicious


Snooth User: The Mascerator
1766754
4.00 5
Vintage: 1995 05/07/2009

Opened this wine and drank immediately. Very low tannins, smooth and silky. Hints of dark fruit and slight taste of tobacco. This wine was translucent and tended toward caramel in color. Very nice.


Snooth User: Chopine104
4486133
4.50 5
Vintage: 1990 03/13/2008

WP 98


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External Reviews for La Conseillante

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

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.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

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


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2012 11/14/2013

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 05/06/2010

Dark red color. Fruity and fresh nose and once more appearing aromatic. Smooth and fruity on the palate the wine shows a medium body of elongated-shape structure. Suave and very tasty the wine is different that usual with less flesh in the mid-palate. Tasty finish of normal length and enjoyable. Jean-Marc Quarin - www.quarin.com


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 11/14/2013

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.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 05/24/2012

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


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 03/10/2013

Produced from an assemblage of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, (which is the same as the vineyard plantings,) the wine is slightly higher in alcohol than what they achieved in 2009 at 14.5% . Due to the high levels of acidity from 3.69 pH, there i... Jeff Leve. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Conseillante, La 6000ml


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1999 04/15/2011

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