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The name “La Conseillante” appeared in the middle of the 18th century, when the influential Catherine Conseillan, who owned the property, decided to endow the estate with her name.

In 1871, the Nicolas family acquired La Conseillante, whose surface area (12 hectares – 30 acres) and plots have not evolved since, enabling the estate to hold on to its exceptional qualities. In 1960, Louis Nicolas’ heirs formed the Société Civile des Héritiers Nicolas company. In 2001, the organisation of the company progressed by recruiting an Estate Manager. Then in 2003, a Family Council was formed.Since 1st February 2010, the Family Council of La Conseillante has had three members, Docteur Bertrand Nicolas, co-Managing Director since 2001, Jean-Valmy Nicolas co-Managing Director since 2010 and Henri Nicolas.


Today, the fifth generation of the Nicolas family manages the estate, symbolising the long-lasting attachment of this family to a great wine.The Family Council’s role is to supervise the Estate Manager’s activities and to take part in strategic decisions, such as futures sale prices, allocations, investments, dividends and promotional activities. The Nicolas heirs are identified on the label, which has sloped corners and a silver border surrounding the coat of arms inscribed with the letters “LN”. The violet-coloured capsule is a reminder of the aroma and characteristics of the wine. These parts of the design chosen by the Nicolas brothers in 1871 remain elegantly modern in the 21st century.

For the 140 years that it has existed, Château La Conseillante has thus benefited from long-lasting, unwavering support from the Nicolas family, helping it to express the best of its terroir, one of the greatest in Pomerol. One of its characteristics is that no member of the family lives with income from the property.


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This Chateau in Pomerol is perhaps not all that fashionable. It has been under the ownership of the Nicolas family for five generations who have been committed to make the best wine they can.

The 2000 Chateau La Conseillante has a drinking window of 2014-2044 according to Robert Parker. 44 years, right? The wine shows a deep ruby colour. The strong bouquet is of red fruits, and this follows through to the palate. Red cherry and raspberry flavours deliver an attractive mouthfeel. Primary characteristics are still dominant. The key feature of this wine is the elegance combined with purity of fruit and an intense linearity, underwritten by silky tannins, before it finishes quite long. This is not a blockbuster, rather a somewhat understated wine which opens up beautifully. The wine is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

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Big yield (49 hl/ha). Truffles again, very distinguished and stylish wine, very, very elegant and seductive. Wonderful stuff.

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Pomerol, Bordeaux


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