Chateau La Conseillante Pomerol – 2006

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Chateau La Conseillante




Bordeaux Red Blend




Chateau La Conseillante


Chateau La Conseillante






Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2018-2035

Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London and then at the château. The 2006 Château La Conseillante had perhaps the most show-stopping bouquet out of all seventy-odd 2006s that I tasted at ten years. It explodes from the glass with raspberry coulis, kirsch, honey and marmalade, so much so that I am not sure if I would nail it as a Bordeaux, let alone a...

...Pomerol! It is precocious and very attractive. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe red cherry and strawberry fruit, plenty of black truffle, fine tannin and well-judged acidity. This is an opulent, decadent La Conseillante that is atypical of the vintage and yet you totally fall for its charms. What it might lack in subtlety, it makes up for in sheer charm. Tasted January 2016.

Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/02/2009
Drink: 2009-2024

The 2006 is relatively forward and seductive, as one expects La Conseillante to be, with a dark ruby/purple-tinged color and a beautifully sweet nose of black raspberries, plums, kirsch, cedar, and licorice. A broad, savory, seductive, full-bodied mouthfeel with superb ripeness, silky tannins, and terrific complexity make this an ethereal style of Pomerol. A must taste. Drink... over the next 15+ years. La Conseillante has been doing everything very well since the turn of this century, and this is another example of just how strong these wines are. For older readers, the great vintages of the past (1982, 1985, 1989, and 1990) are a quintessentially seductive style of Pomerol that seems to represent a hybrid blend of a grand cru red Burgundy and a top terroir from Bordeaux.

Tasted: 05/01/2009
Author: Stephen Tanzer

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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2007
Drink: 2009-2027

La Conseillante has been hitting on all cylinders over the last several vintages, and the 2006 may rival both the 2005 and 2000. Made in an atypical broad, fleshy style, it exhibits a dark ruby/purple hue, plenty of structure and tannin, but superb concentration. Usually a Burgundian-styled, elegant effort, the rich, well-textured 2006 is a bigger, more blockbuster example displaying a deep ruby/plum/purple color. It requires 2-4 years of cellaring, and should last for two decades. Bravo!
Tasted: 22/04/2016
Drink: 2014-2028

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Area under vines: 11,8 hectares
Soils: clay and gravel, iron dross
Average age of the vines: 34 years
Production: 45 000 bottles a year
Ageing: in 75% new oak for 18 months
Grape varieties:

  • Merlot 80%
  • Cabernet Franc 20%
Second wine: Duo de Conseillante

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Chateau La Conseillante


La Conseillante, SC des Héritiers NICOLAS, Pomerol, France

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