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2018 Chateau La Conseillante, Pomerol

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2018
Region: Bordeaux, Pomerol
97-98 BI
97-98 JS
97-100 JD
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2018 Chateau La Conseillante, Pomerol

BI
£1,900 12 pack case(s) available

2018 Chateau La Conseillante, Pomerol

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Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Bordeaux
97-98 BI
BTL
1
0
0
0
£1,900
12
 
CONDITION
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ETA
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YOU BUY
Case (12 x 75cl) LIVETRADE
CONDITION
Original Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected].
In Stock
LIVETRADE
You buy
£2,318.40
1 Case(s) Available

2018 Chateau La Conseillante, Pomerol

BI
£1,900 12 pack case(s) available

2018 Chateau La Conseillante, Pomerol

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Bordeaux
97-98 BI
BTL
1
0
0
0
£1,900
12
 
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected].
YOU BUY
Case (12 x 75cl) LIVETRADE
CONDITION
Original Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected].
In Stock
LIVETRADE
You buy
£1,900.00
1 Case(s) Available

Tasting Notes and Scores

97-98 BI

Pure, ripe blueberry and plum on the nose with a hint of white pepper. Truffle comes through with a little air. Firm, ripe and sweet edged tannins which carry an amazing purity of fresh fruit into the mid palate. So juicy and vibrant but with fantastic cool mineral undertones. There is richness and matter with amazing persistence. Finish, finish, finish! - April 2019

Bordeaux Index

97-98 JS

This is a forceful red, showing blueberry and blackberry character with violets and light wet earth. Clarity and beauty with so much transparency and focus. Full-bodied, firm and silky with lots of white-pepper and salt undertones. - jamessuckling.com, April 2019

James Suckling

97-100 JD

The 2018 Château La Conseillante checks in as a blend of 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc brought up in 70% new French oak, with a small amount in amphora. Yields here were a light 32 hectoliters per hectare, and the 2018 is a respectable 13.5% natural alcohol. Winemaker Marielle Cazaux commented that the secret to the vintage was to be a lazy winemaker (i.e. hands off). Her 2018 boasts a saturated purple color as well as incredible purity in its blue and black fruits, spice, liquid flower, and violet-like characteristics. Full-bodied, pure and seamless on the palate as well, it’s flawlessly balanced, with building yet sweet tannins, no hard edges, and a great, great finish. It's going to flirt with perfection. Hats off to Marielle for another magical wine from this estate, which has quickly risen into the top echelon of estates in Bordeaux. jebdunnock.com, May 2019

Jeb Dunnuck

97-100 DR

This is extremely good quality with a lovely persistency, luscious and luxurious with richly textured tannins that place you perfectly in the heart of Pomerol. It’s inky and concentrated with clear liquorice from the start and an abundance of flowers and fruit; violets and iris followed by black chocolate alongside subtleties of woodsmoke and coffee that curl out of the glass after a few minutes. It has bouncy tannins with a 95IPT but they're so hugely silky that you can be pretty sure this is going to age every bit as well as the 2016. - Jane Anson, Decanter.com, April 2019

Decanter

96-98+ RP

The 2018 La Conseillante is a blend of 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc, with a 3.65 pH and 14% alcohol. Yields were 32 hectoliters per hectare; Merlot was harvested September 19 to October 1, and Cabernet Franc was harvested on October 4. Very deep purple-black colored, it comes charging out of the gate with energetic notes of wild blueberries, chocolate-covered cherries and warm black plums plus hints of lilacs, damp soil, cardamom and cloves with gentle wafts of cast iron pan and fragrant earth. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with elegant black fruit and earthy layers, framed by soft, velvety tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and mineral laced. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, April 2019, The Wine Advocate

Wine Advocate

95-98 AG

The 2018 La Conseillante is magnificent. A wine of real vertical lift and explosiveness, the 2018 is distinguished by its spine of energy, freshness and purity of fruit. Inky blue/purplish berry fruit, mocha, lavender spice and mint develop in the glass, but it is the wine's overall sense of harmony that truly stands out. The 2018 showed tremendous vibrancy and vitality, with superb mid-palate richness and phenomenal balance all three times I tasted it. It is without question one of the wines of the vintage. The blend is 83% Merlot and 17% Cabernet Franc. This is the first vintage that includes a touch of wine aged in amphora, just 3%. Don't miss it! - Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, May 2019

Antonio Galloni

19.5+ MJ

Organically certified The nose is exceptional and incredibly deep and perfumed. There is no trace of oak, astringency or tannin. Winemaker Marielle Cazaux said that she was ‘lazy’ this year. No pigeage, no délestage (rack and return), and only a smooth pump over and all because she was in search of really pure fruit. She tried hard to make the wine detailed and long and so blending was vitally important. It would have been easy to make a big round wine but Cabernet Franc has played a super-important role in this wine. The perfume is exquisite and it is not made up of oak, just floral fruit and aromatic impact. There is some great tension and it has a feel of the stellar 2016 just with more flesh and swagger. There is more density and length, too, at this stage of its life and this makes 2018 La Conseillante totally seductive and yet completely different to any preceding vintage. I happen to think that it is one of the finest wines of the year. - Matthew Jukes, MatthewJukes.com, April 2019

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