2011 Conseillante, La Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • NM 96
  • WS 93
  • JS 93
  • WA 92

Reviews for 2011 Conseillante, La Bordeaux Blend

NM 96
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
The La Conseillante is a blend of 82% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc. It has a very well defined bouquet with attractive dark berry and mulberry aromas the terroir really coming through with subtle notes of black truffle... The La Conseillante is a blend of 82% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc. It has a very well defined bouquet with attractive dark berry and mulberry aromas the terroir really coming through with subtle notes of black truffle. The palate is medium-bodied and I think Jean-Michel has really achieved very the filigree tannins this year rendering this the most feminine La Conseillante I have tasted. It is silky smooth and yet there is certainly a tensile structure that should see it age nicely over 15-20 years. It is very composed almost understated towards the finish but this shows great persistency in the mouth without being overpowering. A "controlled" La Conseillante" with just a elegant beautiful finish. Tasted April 2012.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
Shows the elegant caressing fruit of the vintage with supple cassis blackberry and cherry compote notes while harnessing the lively acidity and burying it nicely in toast- and black tea-infused wood. Features a classy... Shows the elegant caressing fruit of the vintage with supple cassis blackberry and cherry compote notes while harnessing the lively acidity and burying it nicely in toast- and black tea-infused wood. Features a classy silky finish.-J.M.
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2014
This has evolved beautifully. The nose shows black truffles, berries and chocolate character. This is full-bodied, with very firm but polished tannins and a long, focused finish. Needs three to four years to soften, but a... This has evolved beautifully. The nose shows black truffles, berries and chocolate character. This is full-bodied, with very firm but polished tannins and a long, focused finish. Needs three to four years to soften, but a pretty, balanced wine for the vintage.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
The quintessential elegant style of Pomerol, the 2011 La Conseillante offers copious aromas of raspberries, mulberries and spring flowers. Medium-bodied with pure fruit, seamlessly integrated tannin, acidity and wood, and... The quintessential elegant style of Pomerol, the 2011 La Conseillante offers copious aromas of raspberries, mulberries and spring flowers. Medium-bodied with pure fruit, seamlessly integrated tannin, acidity and wood, and a soft, velvety textured finish, this classic effort is ethereal in its elegance and precision. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. - Robert Parker
JJB 95
Neil Mechanic - JJ Buckley, April 2012
82% merlot and 18% cabernet franc. From an 11.8-hectare estate situated at the apex of the Pomerol plateau near Petrus Vieux Chateau Certan and L'Evangile. Average vine age is 40 years planted in gray clay and sandy... 82% merlot and 18% cabernet franc. From an 11.8-hectare estate situated at the apex of the Pomerol plateau near Petrus Vieux Chateau Certan and L'Evangile. Average vine age is 40 years planted in gray clay and sandy gravel on red clay subsoil at a density of 6000 per hectare. Typical yields of 38-40 hl/ha. Dazzling bright purple with a deep garnet hue. The 2011 is luscious and generous on the nose and palate. Lively peppered plum and vanilla spice jump out on the entry. Blackberry and mocha notes mingle brilliantly in the glass with pepper and cola nut flavors coming to the forefront on the second wave. Generous lively and softly enveloping on the back end this shows sweet creaminess and elegance with a mouthwatering minerally-dry finish. Give this a few years and enjoy through 2030. "En Primeur" consensus: a standout for the village! 3500-4500 cases produced.