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  • Country ranking ?

    916
  • Producer ranking ?

    3
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    from 2020
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

The Story

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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2015 here is debut vintage for Marielle Cazaux, technical director, who switched over from Petit Village in summer 2015. I' m honest and have to say that I expected much more from 2015. It's pretty wine with sweet, silky fruit and tannin, but lacks abit more intensity and concentration. I sincerely hope it will gain on concentration, depth and intensity while ageing in barrel and then in bottle. 93p. Duo de Conseillante, second wine, was round, charming and easy going. 88p.
  • 93p
A combinatin of dark and red fruit, elegant with not over powerful tannin. Fresh, fruity, long length. A wine can drink at young or can age. I can say its the one of the best vintage of La Conseillante that I have tasted. 94-95
  • 95p
Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Complex nose with aroma reminiscent of plums, black cherries, blackberries and elegant floral hints of violets in the background. Fine spices and discreet roasting aroma developing with some oxygen. Opulent and rich on the palate, plums, dark berries and floral flavour, hints of chocolate and mild spices. Although the opulence there is a freshness, coming from the Cabernet-Franc, which makes this great wine very easily accessible and adds to depth and complexity. Am excellent wine with great length and promising potential.
  • 97p

Information

Origin

Pomerol, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Extraordinary

Value For Money

Best buy

Investment potential

Below Average

Fake factory

None

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93p
 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château La Conseillante 2015  ( Château La Conseillante )

"2015 here is debut vintage for Marielle Cazaux, technical director, who switched over from Petit Village in summer 2015. I' m honest and have to say that I expected much more from 2015. It's pretty wine with sweet, silky fruit and tannin, but lacks abit more intensity and concentration. I sincerely hope it will gain on concentration, depth and intensity while ageing in barrel and then in bottle. 93p. Duo de Conseillante, second wine, was round, charming and easy going. 88p."

1y 30d ago

95p
 Winnie Wing-Yin Ng , Wine Writer (Finland)  tasted  Château La Conseillante 2015  ( Château La Conseillante )

" A combinatin of dark and red fruit, elegant with not over powerful tannin. Fresh, fruity, long length. A wine can drink at young or can age. I can say its the one of the best vintage of La Conseillante that I have tasted. 94-95 "

1y 1m ago

97p
 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château La Conseillante 2015  ( Château La Conseillante )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Complex nose with aroma reminiscent of plums, black cherries, blackberries and elegant floral hints of violets in the background. Fine spices and discreet roasting aroma developing with some oxygen. Opulent and rich on the palate, plums, dark berries and floral flavour, hints of chocolate and mild spices. Although the opulence there is a freshness, coming from the Cabernet-Franc, which makes this great wine very easily accessible and adds to depth and complexity. Am excellent wine with great length and promising potential. "

1y 2m ago

95p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château La Conseillante 2015  ( Château La Conseillante )

"Ruby. Dark fruits, blueberries, some spices, vanilla, some minerals, blackberries nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, fresh, rounded, elegant texture, minerals, dark berries, long. 94-96"

1y 2m ago

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