2000 Conseillante, La Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 375ML
  • WA 96
  • IWC 93
  • WS 90

Reviews for 2000 Conseillante, La Bordeaux Blend

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2010
La Conseillante made an excellent wine in 2001 another great one in 2005 and the estate hit home runs in both 2008 and above all in 2009. In fact the latter vintage may well end up being the modern-day reference point for... La Conseillante made an excellent wine in 2001 another great one in 2005 and the estate hit home runs in both 2008 and above all in 2009. In fact the latter vintage may well end up being the modern-day reference point for La Conseillante. Nevertheless there's a lot to be said for this 2000. An elegant gentle style that is never a blockbuster the 2000 La Conseillante has a deep ruby/plum/purple color and an unbelievably expressive nose of sweet kirsch liqueur intermixed with raspberries incense toast and licorice. Full-bodied yet ethereal in the sense that it seems to combine power along with eloquence and delicacy this is a beautifully pure wine that has just hit its plateau of full maturity although ideally I think it would benefit strongly from another 4-5 years of bottle age and drink well for two to three decades.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2001
Medium-deep ruby. Captivating perfumed nose combines blackberry licorice and violet; exotic and sweet. Thick and intensely flavored with the strong violet and exotic spice character carrying through on the palate. Offers... Medium-deep ruby. Captivating perfumed nose combines blackberry licorice and violet; exotic and sweet. Thick and intensely flavored with the strong violet and exotic spice character carrying through on the palate. Offers a very firm structure no doubt largely due to the wine substantial cabernet franc component. Ripe tannins spread out to cover the entire palate. Offers outstanding potential. My sample of the '99 Conseillante was distinctly green. 90-93 points
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2003
Vivid aromas of berries flowers and minerals follow through to a medium-bodied palate with silky tannins and fresh clean finish. Not the biggest Conseillante I have tasted but refined and harmonious. This is getting... Vivid aromas of berries flowers and minerals follow through to a medium-bodied palate with silky tannins and fresh clean finish. Not the biggest Conseillante I have tasted but refined and harmonious. This is getting expensive. Best after 2008. 5000 cases made. -JS