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La Conseillante 2004

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Right Bank > Pomerol
Grape VarietyMerlot/Cabernet Franc

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Tasting Notes

The 2004 La Conseillante has put on weight since I tasted it from barrel. Made in an atypically structured, tight style, the deep ruby/blue-tinged 2004 offers up sweet mulberry, cassis, licorice, and roasted herb aromas as well as flavors. This medium-bodied, moderately tannic effort will benefit from 1-3 years of cellaring, and should keep for 12-15 years. It is somewhat reminiscent of the 1999. This is a very good wine, but the 2005 and 2006 blow it away - qualitatively speaking!Drink 2008-2022.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (171), June 2007

Shows very well already. Hard not to drink now. It delivers aromas of dried flowers and crushed berries. Subtle. Medium to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a fresh mushroom undertone. Very long and caressing. Better with age but why wait?

James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, April 2007

Very dark and opulent crimson. Looks very healthy and intense. Very fragrant. Meaty and savoury with great Pomerol plushness underneath. Lovely velvety richness and well-resolved tannins. Just gorgeous now (already !) Fine tannins well hidden with a little alcohol on the end. Good value. Drink 2009 - 2022.

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2011

Smoky violets and fragrant cedary spice. Smooth and luxurious leading to elegant length. Finely textured tannins, already quite silky. Real finesse. Drink 2010-2018. Date tasted 16th Feb 09.

Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2009
Farr Vintners, Southwold Bordeaux Tasting, January 2008
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This light, fresh wine displays hints of olives, black cherries, and raspberries, a touch of minerality, and a medium-bodied, clean finish. While it lacks substance, depth, and persistence on the palate, it is an attractive, elegant, finesse-styled Pomerol to drink during its first 10-12 years of life.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (165), June 2006

Perfumed and subtle, with blackberry, chocolate and light vanilla. Full-bodied, yet not a blockbuster, with wonderful, caressing mouthfeel and a medium-to-long finish. Balanced and refined. Best after 2010. 5,415 cases made.

James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, March 2007

Slightly brown tinge to the crimson. Sweet vanilla oak aromas plus a certain briskness. True to the vintage with some freshness and some fruity core before the tannins impinge. Tannin quality not intrusive. Good serviceable representative of the right bank without being a standout. Drink 2013-2020. Date tasted 5th April 05.

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com (April 05), August 2005
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