1996 Conseillante, La Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • NM 94
  • WA 91

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NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, January 2000
(NM93-94 points) Backward and broody when first tasted in April 1998, yet lacking some charm. Tasted again in November 2003 at La Tupina in Bordeaux. This wine has really come out of its shell. A lovely earthy nose with... (NM93-94 points) Backward and broody when first tasted in April 1998, yet lacking some charm. Tasted again in November 2003 at La Tupina in Bordeaux. This wine has really come out of its shell. A lovely earthy nose with rustic red fruits. Seamless tannins on the palate, which displays a divine balance. Still youthful but you could drink this now. Delicious and understated. A great success considering this is a weak Right Bank vintage.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2016
Tasted at the château, the 1996 La Conseillante has always been a good performer in what is a Left Bank vintage. Although there is noticeable bricking on the rim, there is plenty of freshness on the nose, quite floral... Tasted at the château, the 1996 La Conseillante has always been a good performer in what is a Left Bank vintage. Although there is noticeable bricking on the rim, there is plenty of freshness on the nose, quite floral with crushed strawberry, cranberry leaf and a touch of tomato vine, which after ten minutes turns into black truffle (typical trait in Pomerol). There is good vigor here for a 20-year-old Pomerol. The palate is medium-bodied and here you could argue that it is more advanced than the aromatics. Yes, there is good weight and balance, perhaps a little rustic compared to recent vintages, but there is plenty of enjoyable ferrous fruit, white pepper, sage, black truffle and spice notes liberally sprinkled over vestiges of red fruit. Clearly this is a La Conseillante that is à point and I would probably broach bottles over the next decade. Tasted July 2016. - Neal Martin
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 1996