2009 Château La Conseillante Pomerol Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note
|2009||Château La Conseillante (Pomerol)|
Quite fragrant with its showy bouquet of violets, roses, chocolate, black cherries, and plums. Soft, elegant, bright, and fresh, with a bit of a reserved character, the wine is at the start of its drinking window. Drink from 2023-2040.
34 Views Tasted Sep 12, 2023
Right off the bat you find flowers, cocoa, truffle and plum on the nose. The wine is vibrant, juicy and fresh. Medium bodied with silky tannins, the fruit is sweet and pure, the wine is elegant, but I wish it had a bit more density. Still, this is a gorgeous wine that is quite nice to taste today.
5,353 Views Tasted Sep 20, 2019
Just now starting to show its true essence, this is the epitome of silk and velvet. Incredibly refined, with the opulence of the vintage, you can drink this now, if you like primary fruit paired with velvety textures. Or give it another 7 years of ago, for the truffles and dark chocolate that are sure to come.
6,921 Views Tasted Aug 14, 2017
Tobacco, cherry, plum and truffle, with a hint of floral notes are the first thing you notice. Next, you move to a refined, silky sensuously, textured, fresh sensation of ripe, sweet, plums and black cherries. There is a beautiful, purity to the fruit in the finish that makes you want to return to your glass for another sniff, sip and swallow. This is quite nice to drink now, if you like young wines, but I am letting mine rest for at least another 7 years or so, give or take.
5,111 Views Tasted May 17, 2017
Earthy, truffle, chocolate, cocoa, wet forest floor, plum and licorice on the nose. The wine is pure silky and velvet, with lush plummy texture, fine tannins and a sweet, purity of fruit and freshness with a chocolate overtone in the finish. If you like wines on the young side, you can open a bottle. But you’ll be amply rewarded if you exercise another 7-10 years as this is really a super wine.
7,059 Views Tasted Jul 2, 2015
Chocolate, truffle, plums, black raspberry and an array of spicy scents drum up your interest. This round, rich, elegant Pomerol has the structure to age and evolve along with sensual textures. This assemblage of 81% Merlot and 19% Cabernet Franc is not far off from the level of wines produced at La Conseillante in 2005 or 2000!
6,216 Views Tasted Jan 31, 2012
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.
5,652 Views Tasted Jul 8, 2011
2009 La Conseillante, from 81% merlot and 19% cabernet franc, is never the deepest colored Pomerol. The nose is of flowers, spice, fennel, oak, plums, and dark berries. The wine has an intense freshness in the mouth that’s accompanied by a long, pure, sweet black cherry and licorice flavored finish. The wine comes in at 14.2% ABV, but has no sensation of heat. 96/97 Pts
6,006 Views Tasted Aug 27, 2010
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.