2001 chateau la conseillante, pomerol
Why We're Buying
It's poetic that Château La Conseillante doesn't have a Bordeaux classification. The grand vin isn't easy to define. It's powerful yet seamless, complex yet elegant. With only 4,000 cases made per year, every investor should have this Bordeaux red blend in their collection.
The 2001 La Conseillante clearly is bestowed more vigor and vitality than the 2000. This is beautifully defined, a mélange of red and black fruit laced with black truffle, white pepper and hints of leather. Yet it still feels youthful, as if the aromatics are going to give you more in the future. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin, well judged acidity and layers of quite spices, cracked black pepper tinged red fruit mixed with sage and a touch of curry leaf. It expands wonderfully towards the finish, a 2001 that is stating its claim of superiority over the 2000 and doing it with style. This is superb. Tasted at La Conseillante vertical at the property.