2005 Conseillante, La Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 3L
  • JS 98
  • WS 97
  • NM 97
  • WA 97
  • AG 96
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2005 Conseillante, La Bordeaux Blend

JS 98
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, October 2015
This really does have a wonderful texture that is reminiscent of great pinot noir while remaining obviously cabernet franc and merlot. It shows a seductive nose of cream, berries, chocolate and flowers. It's full-bodied... This really does have a wonderful texture that is reminiscent of great pinot noir while remaining obviously cabernet franc and merlot. It shows a seductive nose of cream, berries, chocolate and flowers. It's full-bodied, very intense and seamless in length. Pure class. Drink now and enjoy but will improve for years ahead.
WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2008
This is decadent and wild on the nose with fresh cèpe raw steak and wild berry. Full-bodied with loads of velvety tannins yet refined and caressing in every way. A beautiful balanced red. The best young wine ever from... This is decadent and wild on the nose with fresh cèpe raw steak and wild berry. Full-bodied with loads of velvety tannins yet refined and caressing in every way. A beautiful balanced red. The best young wine ever from this producer. Best after 2017. 4165 cases made. -JS
NM 97
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2015
The Château La Conseillante 2005 has a flamboyant bouquet that just soars from the glass with scents of crème de cassis, blueberry, violets and a hint of black olive. This is far more exuberant than I remember it. The... The Château La Conseillante 2005 has a flamboyant bouquet that just soars from the glass with scents of crème de cassis, blueberry, violets and a hint of black olive. This is far more exuberant than I remember it. The palate is full-bodied with ripe and underpinned by sumptuous tannins. It has extremely well-judged acidity, enormous depth and volume and a complex finish with lightly spice dark cherries, blackcurrant pastilles and minerals. There is a sense of completeness and harmony to this La Conseillante, allied with an audaciousness that is truly compelling.
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
Displaying spectacular aromatics of mulberry, blueberry and raspberry fruit, a dense ruby/purple color, and sweet floral notes, in the mouth the 2005 La Conseillante is not as broad and powerful as Petrus, Trotanoy... Displaying spectacular aromatics of mulberry, blueberry and raspberry fruit, a dense ruby/purple color, and sweet floral notes, in the mouth the 2005 La Conseillante is not as broad and powerful as Petrus, Trotanoy, Hosanna or Lafleur, but it is gorgeously silky, elegant and stylish. This medium-bodied, savory wine is a graceful, provocative and compelling Pomerol to drink now and over the next 25 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
AG 96
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, November 2015
Tasted after the Clos L'Eglise, the 2005 La Conseillante simply has more of everything. More richness, body and texture, but at the same time, there is a striking element of underlying minerality that confers freshness... Tasted after the Clos L'Eglise, the 2005 La Conseillante simply has more of everything. More richness, body and texture, but at the same time, there is a striking element of underlying minerality that confers freshness. The Conseillante is one of the riper wines of the night, yet all the elements are very much in the right place. A host of dark, jammy flavors meld into the effortless, flamboyant finish, where a kick of sweetness from the French oak adds the closing nuances. What a gorgeous wine this is.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2008
Bright medium red-ruby. Superripe complex aromas of kirsch musky espresso fruity dark chocolate spices and game. Wonderfully lush sweet dense and ripe; in fact atypically large-scaled (this is 13.7% alcohol) and full for... Bright medium red-ruby. Superripe complex aromas of kirsch musky espresso fruity dark chocolate spices and game. Wonderfully lush sweet dense and ripe; in fact atypically large-scaled (this is 13.7% alcohol) and full for La Conseillante but perfectly framed by harmonious acidity. The light meaty quality is buried in dark fruits on the palate. The spreading horizontal finish is very sweet subtle and long with fine-grained tannins and lovely lingering aromatic perfume. This beauty will be great fun to follow over the next couple of decades.
JJB 96
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, March 2008
85% Merlot 15% Cabernet Franc. Medium purple core with a bright ruby rim. Gorgeous caramel and cinnamon aromas over plum rich black fruits cassis and raspberry with lingering baking spice notes. Fresh full spicy and ripe... 85% Merlot 15% Cabernet Franc. Medium purple core with a bright ruby rim. Gorgeous caramel and cinnamon aromas over plum rich black fruits cassis and raspberry with lingering baking spice notes. Fresh full spicy and ripe on the palate. Absolutely full bodied from the front through to the back of the palate. Big yet ripe tannins give the wine nice structure with a great mouthfeel. The fruit is dark and spicy with hints of clove and caramel on the very long spicy finish. Give this bad boy 3 years to integrate more and it will reward you for the next couple of decades.