1970 Château La Conseillante Pomerol Wine Tasting Note


1970 Château La Conseillante  (Pomerol) 92

Elegant, soft, refined and silky, the wine is medium-bodied and on the fresh, earthy, cherry and red plum side of the style range. There is no reason to hold this for further evolution.

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This was my last bottle of this vintage of La Conseillante. I wish I had more. It was showing more fruit and freshness than I would have anticipated. Plummy, lush, round, textures, floral aromas with hints of cocoa and a soft, polished, fruit filled finish are found in well stored bottles of this wine. However, there is no reason to age this further.

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Light in color, with scents of flowers, black cherry, spice, truffle, tobacco, forest floor and chocolate, this medium/full bodied is pure silk in texture. The wine finishes with soft, elegant spicy plums and cherries. This is fully mature and should be opened sooner than later.

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Conseillante Stone1 Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau La Conseillante, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau La Conseillante is much better with at least 8-12 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 2-3 hours, or more. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.

Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau La Conseillante offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 10-35 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau La Conseillante with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau La Conseillante is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Chateau La Conseillante is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes.

Chateau La Conseillante is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, salmon, mushrooms and pasta.