2017 Château la Conseillante
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 La Conseillante sashays out of the glass with the most gorgeous notes of lilacs, Black Forest cake, kirsch and black raspberries plus nuances of cinnamon stick, dark chocolate and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a firm, finely grained texture with bags of perfumed black fruits and wonderful freshness, finishing very long and very fragrant. Drinking Window : 2024 - 2053 Read more
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 La Conseillante sashays out of the glass with the most gorgeous notes of lilacs, Black Forest cake, kirsch and black raspberries plus nuances of cinnamon stick, dark chocolate and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a firm, finely grained texture with bags of perfumed black fruits and wonderful freshness, finishing very long and very fragrant. Drinking Window : 2024 - 2053
This is a very rich wine, with opulent Merlot fruit and generous tannins. There is a spicy, perfumed character to the nose, speaking to the Cabernet Franc in the blend. Fine acidity pierces through the ripe black fruits. It will certainly age well and should be enjoyed after 2023.
Sophisticated, sexy and fresh, the wine is lenient and silky. There is a strong violet sensation along with black cherry, boysenberry, truffle and dark chocolate. The wine is classic in style but in a virtuous way. There is depth and volume. On the palate, you'll experience sweet, bright, fresh, dusty, chocolate-covered plums. The harvest took place September 5 to September 9. The wine was made from blending 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, reaching 13.5% alcohol with a pH of 3.65.
Nez très pur, avec des notes de pivoine magnifique sur fond de fruits noirs. Belle richesse de constitution. On a une bonne tension qui porte l’aromatique du vin et démontre une belle fusion du bois. Évolution sur une assise au tanin ciselé et finale sur la fraîcheur, avec de la vibration et une remarquable longueur.
The 2017 La Conseillante is a regal wine. Lithe and statuesque in the glass, La Conseillante soars with real vertical intensity. Sweet floral aromatics and silky tannins give the 2017 much of its understated, classy personality. Inky dark blue/purplish fruit, spice, licorice and lavender develop with a bit of time, but it is the wine's balance and extreme sense of harmony that stand out most. Technical Director Marielle Cazaux gave the fruit about 2 days on the skins, with no SO2 at crush. Cazaux added that the malos were quite fast. The blend is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. Frost reduced production by around 15%, while drought further reduced yields in the Franc by a further 10%. This is a fabulous showing.
One of the sure bets in the vintage is the 2017 La Conseillante, which sports a vibrant ruby color and a deep, concentrated, beautifully layered personality. Black cherries, currants, violets, Asian spice, and truffle all flow to a full-bodied 2017 that has terrific depth of fruit, ripe, sweet tannin, and a great finish. It's an undeniable success in the vintage, if not the wine of the vintage in Pomerol. The blend in 2017 is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, from tiny yields of 34 hectoliters per hectare, aged in 70% new oak. Tasted twice.
A young red with sweet fruit and very fine tannins, which have a creamy and almost salty sensation. Medium to full body. Blackberries, dark chocolate and bark. Some black tea, too. It shows an energy and tension. The creamy tannins give polish and beauty. Better after 2023.
A tobacco leaf accent pierces the large core of raspberry, plum and blackberry compote flavors, injecting energy as this moves along, pulling juniper, bramble and black tea notes through the finish. Shows lots of detail and energy on the finish. Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2022 through 2038. 3,299 cases made. — JM
- Producer: Château la Conseillante
- Varietal: Red Blend
- Region: Bordeaux
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- Net volume: 750ml
- Vintage: 2017
Style GuideLight Intense
La Conseillante, a unique signature Though the name La Conseillante first appeared 300 years ago, its acquisition by the Nicolas Family in 1871 marked a pivotal moment in the property's history. Since 2003, Bertrand and Jean-Valmy Nicolas, now in their fifth generation, have presided over La Conseillante, upholding the legacy of excellence set by their forebears. Guided by a dedicated team under the leadership of Marielle Cazaux, they make deliberate choices to continually enhance purity and precision, all the while safeguarding the wine's intrinsic identity—a hallmark characterized by finesse, equilibrium, and a luxuriously velvety texture. What sets La Conseillante apart is its unique location. Its vineyards extend not only across the Pomerol plateau but also venture into the Saint-Emilion area. Encompassing 12 hectares (almost 30 acres), the estate boasts a diverse range of soil types, from clay soils in the northeast to gravelly soils in the southwest.
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