Chateau La Conseillante Pomerol 2012 750ml
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Chateau La Conseillante Pomerol 2012

  • jd96
  • ws93
  • v93+
  • we88-90


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Category Red Wine
Origin France, Bordeaux, Pomerol
Brand Chateau La Conseillante
Alcohol/vol 14%
The Merlot grapes were lovely and ripe with nicely mellowed tannins. The mid-palate is well structured, but overall the wines are not very weighty. This style is similar to the 2004, but with more concentration. The Cabernet Franc was simpler, more aromatic and attractive.
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd96

Another classic wine from this fabulous estate is the 2012 La Conseillante, which I believe was the first wine made in their newly constructed winery. A blend of roughly 89% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc brought up in 70% new barrels, it offers an awesome bouquet of blueberry and smoky black cherry fruit intermixed with loads of Asian spices, melted asphalt, truffle, and licorice. This full-bodied, opulent, incredibly sexy Pomerol stays light and elegant, with silky tannin and sensational purity of fruit. Anyone who owns bottles should count themselves lucky, and those who don't should buy some as soon as possible. It can be drunk today or cellared for two decades.

February 15, 2018
Wine Spectator
  • ws93

On the robust side of Pomerol for now, with ganache and tar notes underscoring the core of dark plum, linzer torte, blackberry and black currant fruit. The elements meld nicely through fleshy, cocoa-accented finish, where a lingering iron accent emerges alongside ample yet silky tannins. Shows impressive depth, suggesting that elegance will come from cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2027.

March 31, 2015
  • v93+

The 2012 La Conseillante takes some time to settle in the glass, gaining harmony after 10 minutes with scents of red cherry, sandalwood, freshly rolled tobacco and clove. This comes across as showier, more extravagant than other 2012 Pomerols. The palate is medium-bodied with silky smooth tannins, harmonious and poised, spicy and perhaps with a little more edge towards the finish. There is a sense of confidence about this La Conseillante. Tasted twice at Bordeaux Index's Ten Year-On tasting and blind at the Southwold Ten-Year On tasting.

February 2022
Wine Enthusiast
  • we88-90

Barrel sample. Sweet new-wood aromas give way to an attractive, spicy wine. With such soft tannins and lush red-berry fruits, it's a wine that will develop fast.

April 1, 2013

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