2011 La Conseillante Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
2011 La Conseillante Bordeaux Blend
  • NM 96
  • WS 93
  • JS 93
  • JD 93
  • DC 93
  • WA 92
  • VN 91

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NM 96
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, 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
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.  
JD 93
jebdunnuck.com, November 2017
The 2011 La Conseillante is impressive, and I suspect one of the gems in the vintage. Full-bodied, concentrated, and layered, with lots of spice, bouquet garni, graphite and assorted darker fruits, it has the classic...   The 2011 La Conseillante is impressive, and I suspect one of the gems in the vintage. Full-bodied, concentrated, and layered, with lots of spice, bouquet garni, graphite and assorted darker fruits, it has the classic elegance and polish of the estate and while still young, is drinking beautifully today. Enjoy bottles over the coming two decades.  
DC 93
Decanter, December 2017
The market in many ways passed over the 2011 after the fanfare of 2009 and 2010, but in fact there are plenty of excellent wines from a year that was very dry from April to September with some rains during harvest, making...   The market in many ways passed over the 2011 after the fanfare of 2009 and 2010, but in fact there are plenty of excellent wines from a year that was very dry from April to September with some rains during harvest, making the harvest date critical. There are dry tannins that threaten the mid-palate, but it opens up extremely prettily to reveal dark, fleshy fruits - a classically balanced, very enjoyable wine. It has great aromatics after five minutes in the glass, linear and stretched out.  
WA 92
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  
VN 91
Vinous, May 2018
The 2011 La Conseillante has a relative light (at least compared to the previous two vintages) bouquet with aromas of black cherry, mint and cold stone. I appreciate the precision here even if it might be missing a little...   The 2011 La Conseillante has a relative light (at least compared to the previous two vintages) bouquet with aromas of black cherry, mint and cold stone. I appreciate the precision here even if it might be missing a little complexity. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly firm and obdurate tannin. This is a masculine La Conseillante, grippy and a bit curmudgeonly at the moment, although bottle age will leaven its grumpiness. Give this another two or three years in the cellar. Tasted at La Conseillante vertical at the property. -- Neal Martin  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2011
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%