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Château la Conseillante  1995 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Château la Conseillante 1995

Famous Pomerol, sometimes known as the "Burgundy of Bordeaux" because of its exceptional refinement and exquisite substance; incredibly velvety.

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Lot Description: Château la Conseillante 1995

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 very marked label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : no
  • Alcohol percentage : 12.90 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Pomerol
  • Producer/Owner: SC des Héritiers Nicolas
  • Vintage: 1995
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: 80% Merlot et 20% Cabernet franc
  • Peak: To drink
  • Service temperature (in °C): 16

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Conventional
  • Size (in ha): 12
  • Volume: 70000 bottles
  • Intensity : Classic
  • Dominant aroma : Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • Château La Conseillante produces very smooth, silky wines. Less powerful than Petrus, Trotonoy or Certan de May, they are more supple and mature more quickly. Sometime described as "Bordeaux Burgundy" on account of its finesse, over time La Conseilllante develops aromas of violets, liquorice and jammy red fruit, with a hint of spice.

    Elegance, finesse and refinement are words that come to mind to describe this wine that is produced at a property in the east of Pomerol, near Saint Emilion. Château la Conseillante's vineyard is one of the oldest on Pomerol's plateau, taking its name from Catherine Conseillan, who owned the château in the 18th century. Since 1871 it has belonged to the Nicolas family, who have upheld tradition with the passing generations and maintained the wine at a very high level of quality.

    The vineyard's 12 hectares consist of two sections with completely different characteristics, which correspond perfectly to the two grape varieties that are used to make the wine: to the north, for the Merlot vines, grey clay lies on a subsoil of red clay, indicating a rich iron content, a characteristic of Petrus' terroir. For the plots to the south of the property, near the Saint Emilion appellation, there is a sandy-gravel subsoil, particularly suited to Cabernet Franc, a variety that does very well at neighbouring Cheval Blanc. Plot by plot management is respected at every stage of the vinification process, under the supervision of the talented Jean-Michel Laporte. The wines are then aged for nearly two years in barrels, 60 to 100% renewed each year, depending on the vintage.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

89/100Wine Advocate (Parker/Martin)
93/100Wine Spectator
18/20Jancis Robinson
18/20 RVF
91/100Vinous Antonio Galloni
89/100J.-M. Quarin
  • Service temperature16°
  • Peak To drink

Tasting notes - Extract
"(...) Vêtu d'un pourpre profond, il présente un nez ouvert de cerise noire, de framboise, de fumé et d'herbes rôties, et libère en bouche des arômes moyennement corsés, ainsi qu'un fruité mûr, rond et bien doté. Exceptionnel d'élégance et de pureté, il déploie une finale souple et veloutée. C'est une véritable soie, du charme à l'état pur." Source : Robert Parker (11/97)