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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.
Chateau Le Conseiller Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking
The 27 hectare vineyard of Le Conseiller has a terroir of clay and limestone soils. The Right Bank vineyard is planted to 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. On average, the vines are an impressive, 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 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.
Serving and Decanting Chateau Le Conseiller with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips
Chateau Le Conseiller is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be decanted for up to 1 hour. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Le Conseiller is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Le Conseiller is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.
All this effort and expense is clearly seen in the quality of the wine. If you’re seeking a well priced, tasty, 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.
Château Le Conseiller (Jean-Philippe Janoueix) Wine Tasting Notes
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2015 Château Le Conseiller (Jean-Philippe Janoueix) ( Bordeaux Supérieur)
From 100% old vine Merlot, the wine is lush, round, forward and approachable, with a plush, chocolate, covered, black cherry, espresso and smoky note, that sticks with you from start to finish. 87-89 Pts
Apr 29, 2016points - Tasted 1150 Views
2014 Château Le Conseiller (Jean-Philippe Janoueix) ( Bordeaux Supérieur)
From 100% old vine Merlot, the wine is soft, forward and a true crowd pleaser with its upfront, sweet cherry and vanilla character. Drink this on release. 85-87 Pts
May 1, 2015points - Tasted 1225 Views
2013 Château Le Conseiller (Jean-Philippe Janoueix) ( Bordeaux Supérieur)
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
May 1, 2014points - Tasted 1507 Views
2012 Château Le Conseiller (Jean-Philippe Janoueix) ( Bordeaux Supérieur)
Soft, round and approachable, this is a perfect example, of charming, fruity, uncomplicated drinking.
May 15, 2015points - Tasted 1598 Views
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
Apr 26, 2013points - Tasted 1925 Views
2011 Château Le Conseiller (Jean-Philippe Janoueix) ( Bordeaux Supérieur)
Sweet raspberry, medium-bodied, easy-drinking finish. 84-86 Pts
Apr 20, 2012points - Tasted 1214 Views
2010 Château Le Conseiller (Jean-Philippe Janoueix) ( Bordeaux Supérieur)
Le Conseiller, produced from 100% Merlot combines black cherry, licorice, chocolate and soft textures to produce a top value Bordeaux wine. 88-89 Pts
Apr 22, 2011points - Tasted 3273 Views
2009 Château Le Conseiller (Jean-Philippe Janoueix) ( Bordeaux Supérieur)
Medium bodied, soft, black cherries and toast are found in this crowd pleasing, forward, value priced, Bordeaux wine.
May 1, 2012points - Tasted 2828 Views
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
Aug 26, 2010points - Tasted 2431 Views
2005 Château Le Conseiller (Jean-Philippe Janoueix) ( Bordeaux Supérieur)
Drink this sooner than later to grab the last of its remaining sweet, cherry and licorice personality.
Jun 28, 2015points - Tasted 2022 Views