2010 La Conseillante is stuffed with chocolate, floral and black raspberry liqueur aromas. Concentrated, full bodied and powerful for La Conseillante, this silky, elegant, opulent wine combines freshness, depth and elegance. From a blend that is similar to the vineyard plantings, even though the wine is high in alcohol for the estate at 14.5, there is no sensation of heat in the finish. Racked two weeks ago, the wine was tight aromatically. In the mouth, it’s easy to sense the wine is offering more volume, greater length and additional structure than it showed in April. 2010 La Conseillante was offered at 150 Euros, showing an increase from their 2009 pricing. 95-97 Pts
Jean Michel Laporte thinks 2011 La Conseillante will harvest at the end of August, making it the earliest harvest in the estates history. Prior to 2011, the previous record for early harvesting went all the way back to 1893.
2009 La Conseillante bottled in early May is packed with fresh flowers, truffles, chocolate, oak and plum aromas. With textures of pure silk and velvet, this opulent Pomerol is filled with sweet black raspberry, plum and spice flavors. The wine ends with a long, fresh, sensuous black cherry filled finish. This is showing great for a wine that was recently bottled. My score could look stingy with more time in bottle. 96 Pts