At Château La Conseillante yesterday, the Nicolas family celebrated 140 years of ownership. The family bought the property in 1871, it’s managed today by the fifth generation of the Nicolas family, D. Bertrand Nicolas and Jean-Valmy Nicolas, together with Directeur Jean-Michel Laporte.
We have good stocks of La Conseillante 1998 which is gorgeous drinking now – please contact us for the current price.
Château La Conseillante, Pomerol 1998
“An evolved dark plum/garnet color is followed by captivating, sexy, raspberry, soy, Asian spice, kirsch liqueur, and toasty vanillin aromas. While not a blockbuster, this opulently-textured, medium-bodied effort is a model of elegance, harmony, finesse, and complexity. This wine’s low acidity as well as wonderfully ripe fruit invite immediate consumption; it should last for 12-15 years.” 90 points Robert Parker Drink: 2001 – 2016
Yesterday Coe’s two Masters of Wine, Dirceu Vianna Junior and David Allen were in Bordeaux for the 2010 primeurs tastings and tasted the following wines at the Château.
tasting notes below….
Tasting notes by David Allen M.W.
Conseillante 2010 (90-91/100)
Deep ruby red- not opaque. Lovely rich, ripe aromas of currants, coffee, bitter liquorice. The palate has lots of liquorice-like concentration, chocolate notes, good grip yet a silky smoothness to the tannic structure. The wine has good acidity and balanced to warm acidity. The finish lasts well with a nice tannic bite.
Deep, dark, purple red colour – not opaque. The aromas are a lovely combination of coffee\moccha, cocoa butter. The palate reflects the character of the nose. The wine has a nice freshness that lifts its red fruit. The tannins are supple and smooth, yet manage to have a nice bite. The wine’s lovely balance give it a long clean finish.
Medium ruby red colour. Bursting aromas of meaty red fruit is overlaid by leafy notes of mint and tobacco. On the palate there are notes of sweet liquorice and ripe currants. The acid is fresh and the alcohol is balanced. There is a lovely structure with the supple tannins rounded out by a milky smoothness. The finish is long and clean.
Medium, ruby red colour. Classic mushroom and truffle aromas on the nose. The palate is of medium weight and combines mushroom and red fruit flavours with quite drying oak notes and a lovely freshness. The finish displays mature fruit that has been picked at high ripeness.
Ruby red core with a brick red rim. Vivid mushroom and damp earth aromas on the nose. Wow – a fantastic combination of vivid mushrooms and bright, lively red fruit flavours – red cherries, these are fabulous secondary aromas, they are both lively and balanced. (from magnum)
Brick red to ruby colour. The aromas are of earth and sulphur with a vivid rusty nail note. The wine is over the hill but wonderfully graceful and elegant. Sweet an initial burst of sweet raspberry fruit is rapidly overtaken by tobacco leaf flavours, then the finish is dominated by drying tannins. (from magnum)