2010 Conseillante, La Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • WA 98
  • JS 98
  • WS 97
  • NM 96
  • JL 96

Reviews for 2010 Conseillante, La Bordeaux Blend

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: A monumental La Conseillante the 2010 completes a remarkable decade for this estate. Quintessentially floral this dense purple-colored effort reveals sweet flowery black raspberry and blueberry liqueur notes more... 2010: A monumental La Conseillante the 2010 completes a remarkable decade for this estate. Quintessentially floral this dense purple-colored effort reveals sweet flowery black raspberry and blueberry liqueur notes more power muscle and concentration than most vintages and exquisite elegance purity and personality. Serious tannin lurks beneath the surface but the overall impression is of a medium to full-bodied strikingly deep beautifully pure well-balanced wine. Give it 3-5 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 25-30+.
JS 98
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
The nose is exuberant with pure violets and berries. Insane. This is so straight and racy with super fine tannins and a long long finish. There is a minimalist clarity to the wine. Superb.
WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
Shows impressive power and purity with waves of blueberry fig and spice notes backed by black tea and graphite. Velvety and very long this has some power in reserve but it's really silky. A beauty. -J.M.
NM 96
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
Cropped between 16th September and 5th October at 39hl/ha the La Conseillante '10 has a very pretty nose where the Merlot seems to be more dominant than the Merlot at first with some lovely wild strawberry and raspberry... Cropped between 16th September and 5th October at 39hl/ha the La Conseillante '10 has a very pretty nose where the Merlot seems to be more dominant than the Merlot at first with some lovely wild strawberry and raspberry scents. But with time in the glass the Cabernet Franc makes its impression with some delicate leafy notes coming through a hint of truffle. The palate is simply gorgeous with supple tannins harmonious dark berry fruits interlaced with dark plum and a hint of mocha very good weight and persistency towards the finish. This is an outstanding follow-up to the awesome 2009.
JL 96
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
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... 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 is no sensation of heat. Floral chocolate truffle and black raspberry liqueur aromas exude from the glass. Dark and powerful a unique character for La Conseillante the wine is rich intens and filled with plum liqueur chocolate and black cherry. The wine combines freshness silky textures and a sense of refined elegance with the volume turned up. Jean- Michel Laporte feels 2010 is in the same style as 2005.
JJB 97
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, April 2011
80% merlot 20% cabernet franc. The overall impression of ripe pure fruit is noticeable on the bouquet and easily expressed on the palate at the same time avoiding any sense of overripe qualities. Underneath the elegant... 80% merlot 20% cabernet franc. The overall impression of ripe pure fruit is noticeable on the bouquet and easily expressed on the palate at the same time avoiding any sense of overripe qualities. Underneath the elegant pure fruit expressions are exotic notes of graphite iron and iodine-laced mineral and the lingering finish ends with a noticeable amount of talc-like tannins supporting the pure fruit. This is another expressive example of 2010 Pomerol one that represents a fuller bodied style. Best between 2020-2030.