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Chateau Le Conseiller Bordeaux Superieur Bordeaux Wine

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Chateau Le Conseiller Bordeaux Superieur, Bordeaux wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

Chateau Le Conseiller is one of the best examples of how good low priced, value Bordeaux wine can be. Jean Philippe Jannoueix is making some of the best Bordeaux Superieur wine in Bordeaux today. Jean Philippe Jannoueux also manages La Corix St. Georges in Pomerol, La Confession in St. Emilion and two other Bordeaux Superieur estates, Croix Mouton and 20 Mille.

The 27 hectare vineyard of Le Conseiller has a terroir of clay and limestone soils. The Right Bank vineyard is planted a to 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, with vines that are on average close to 40 years of age.

For a Bordeaux value wine, Jean Philippe Janoueix does a lot of work to make sure this is the best wine possible from Le Conseiller. To produce the wine Chateau Le Conseiller, the grapes are whole berry fermented a mixture of concrete tanks and stainless steel vats. During fermentation at Le Conseiller, they pump over 3 times a day. Malolactic fermentation takes place in 50% new, French barrels. The wine Chateau Le Conseiller is aged in 50% new, French oak barrels and new American oak barrels for 9 months before bottling. Interestingly, Le Conseiller is one of the few Bordeaux estates that import American oak barrels. At Chateau Le Conseiller, for the barrels, Jannoueix uses 50% traditional shaped oak barrels and the remaining barrels are the cigar shaped barrels that Janoueix likes. These expensive oak barrels are in use at his top Right Bank estates in St. Emilion, Chateau La Confession and in Pomerol at Chateau La Croix St. Georges. Even though there is Cabernet Franc in the vineyards, the wine is often produced using 100% Merlot.

All this effort and expense is clearly seen in the quality of the wine. If you’re seeking a Bordeaux Superieur Bordeaux value wine that drink well on release, this is a great choice. It is not for aging. Chateau Le Conseiller is best enjoyed within a few years of release.

Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2013 Château Le Conseiller (Jean-Philippe Janoueix)

    1. From 100% old vine Merlot, hints of licorice, earth and red fruit poke through the nose. Medium bodied, with light fresh cherries in the finish, this is forward, approachable and a fine value. 85-87 Pts

      86 points - Tasted
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  2. 2012 Château Le Conseiller (Jean-Philippe Janoueix)

    1. From 100% Merlot, the wine is filled with tobacco, oak, soft textures and a forward style. The finish displays oak, so it's not for the oak averse. That being said, as long as you drink this young, it's one of the best Bordeax value wines available. 87-89 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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  3. 2011 Château Le Conseiller (Jean-Philippe Janoueix)

    1. Sweet raspberry, medium-bodied, easy-drinking finish. 84-86 Pts

      85 points - Tasted
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  4. 2010 Château Le Conseiller (Jean-Philippe Janoueix)

    1. Le Conseiller, produced from 100% Merlot combines black cherry, licorice, chocolate and soft textures to produce a top value Bordeaux wine. 88-89 Pts

      89 points - Tasted
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  5. 2009 Château Le Conseiller (Jean-Philippe Janoueix)

    1. Medium bodied, soft, black cherries and toast are found in this crowd pleasing, forward, value priced, Bordeaux wine.

      88 points - Tasted
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    2. 2009 Le Conseiller, produced from 100% merlot, opens with dark berries and fennel. This ripe, soft textured wine will offer pleasure early. A top value wine for the vintage, it will sell for about $15 in the states. 88-90 Pts

      89 points - Tasted
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