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2020 Chateau La ConseillanteBlend from France


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  • 100 William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 99 Jonathan Choukroun - Vert de Vin
  • 99 Jeb Dunnuck -
  • 98-99 James Suckling -
  • 98 Decanter
  • 98 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Independent
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One of the wines of the vintage is the 2020 La Conseillante, a blend of 86% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc that wafts from the glass with inviting aromas of raspberries, red cherries and mulberries mingled with exotic spices, violets and rose petals. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and vibrant, it's a beautifully elegant, sensual wine with a deep core of fruit framed by powdery tannins, concluding with a long, extravagantly floral finish. This is a Pomerol of striking purity and sophistication. Congratulations to Marielle Cazaux and her team for surpassing even what they achieved in 2016 and 2019 with this brilliant 2020

99 Jonathan Choukroun - Vert de Vin

n the nose, elegant, nicely precise and offers power with delicacy, complexity with, energy/dynamism, a little freshness and a fine concentration. It reveals notes of boysenberry, bright small black fruits and hints of lily are combined with nuances of fresh black currants, violet, fresh plum, fine hints of crushed strawberry, lilac, cardamom, bergamot, szechuan pepper, discreet hints of sweet spices and a very subtle hint of vanilla. An imperceptible hint of white flowers in the background. A nice multi-layered side, a very nice complexity. On the palate, fruity, balanced, nicely racy, all in precision and delicacy and offers juiciness, suavity, good definition, a certain gourmandize, a fine acidic frame, subtle tension, suavity, depth, power in delicacy, roundness, a little fleshiness, a multi-layer side, creaminess, an airy character in the balances as well as a nice stretched side. A controlled boldness, in its richness and in the intensity of its freshness. The wine expresses notes of fresh/juicy raspberry, juicy/pulpy blackcurrant and hints of violet associated with touches of black currants, fresh/zan licorice, sweet spices, star anise, bergamot as well as fine cocoa, nutmeg and a very discreet touch of pepper. The tannins are elegant, racy, precise, structured and nicely polished. Good length and very nice persistence. A nuance of a powdery side on the finish/persistence. Nice work on the bitters, especially at the finish. A great success that is all elegance and subtlety. A very great wine/millennium that has not yet revealed its full potential.

99 Jeb Dunnuck -

Another utterly brilliant wine from this team, the 2020 Château La Conseillante is based on 87% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc that saw 70% new French oak. Unquestionably in the same league as the 2019, this beauty offers an incredible bouquet of pure blue fruits, cassis, violets, spring flowers, and truffle. This carries to a full-bodied, seamless, incredibly elegant, layered Pomerol offering perfect tannins, the vibrant, focused, structured style of the vintage, impeccable balance, and a gorgeous finish. As always, this wine is more about purity, finesse, and elegance than power. It offers pleasure even today yet should be given a decade in the cellar, and it will be a 40- to 50-year wine.

98-99 James Suckling -

The balance and energy to this is very impressive with blackberry, black-olive, tar and walnut character. It’s full, but very compact with superb tannin quality that is intense, yet so fine-grained, building layers on the palate. A subtle and structured young wine. It really goes on and on. Check Price

98 Decanter

A seriously memorable wine from La Conseillante in 2020. Uplifting and glamorous with blackcurrant patisserie, scented flowers - the Cabernet Franc showing itself on the nose, alongside herbal touches with dark chocolate. Immediately juicy and so lively and bright on the palate turning creamy with a combination of chalky and bitter tannins and touches of wet stone lifted by the almost sweet Merlot fruit with freshness all the way through. A real ‘drink me’ wine with balance and harmony that grows and expands as it opens.

98 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Independent

A blend of 87% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc, La Conseillante 2020 has a pH of 3.67 and a deep garnet-purple color. It waltzes out with energetic scents of crushed blueberries, blackberry preserves, and juicy black plums, giving way to nuances of lilacs, redcurrant jelly, iron ore, and cumin seed, with a touch of fallen leaves. The medium to full-bodied palate is vibrant and intense, featuring a firm, grainy backbone and bright acidity to counter the muscular black fruits, finishing long and mineral-laced.

Product Detail

Item # 134737
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region Pomerol

100 - William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

99 - Jonathan Choukroun - Vert de Vin

99 - Jeb Dunnuck -

98-99 - James Suckling -

98 - Decanter

98 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Independent

Vintage 2020
Color Red
Varietal(s) Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Taste currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
Nose violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower