chateau la conseillante, pomerol 2009
JAMES SUCKLING
97
WINE ENTHUSIAST
93

2009 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.

Critics Scores

JAMES SUCKLING
97

James Suckling

Blackberries, violets and licorice, with hints of lavender. Full body, with phenomenal texture of ultra-fine tannins and subtle and intriguing fruit character. Goes on for minutes. y in 2020.

WINE ENTHUSIAST
93

Wine Enthusiast

Densely rich, very sweet wine. It has some smoky tannins that give structure, along with a dark core of dry raisin and wood flavors. It has concentration and an opaque texture.

JEB DUNNUCK
96

Jeb Dunnuck

Similar in style to the 2015, the 2009 La Conseillante is another sexy, seductive, opulent even, Pomerol that offers a huge array of spiced dark fruits, cured meats, crushed flowers, and truffle. Deep, full-bodied, layered and beautifully pure, with an extroverted personality that just begs to be drunk, it will keep for another three decades or more.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The competition between the 2009, 2005 and 2000 La Conseillante will be interesting to follow over the next twenty years. There was more of a selection process at this estate in 2009 than there was in 2000, resulting in a beautiful Pomerol offering notes of mulberries, sweet cherries, spring flowers, raspberries and truffles. The color is a healthy deep plum/ruby/purple and the wine is medium to full-bodied with silky tannins, a broad, layered mouthfeel and wonderful freshness as well as length. This gorgeous, complex, Burgundian-styled Pomerol will be drinkable in 4-6 years and should keep for 30-40.

WINE SPECTATOR
96

Wine Spectator

This delivers stunning toasted spice, mocha and black tea aromas, while the core of plum, blackberry and fig flavors is still rather reticent. The long finish is liberally laced with a racy graphite note, while the perfumy accent pervades. This will be a suave head-turner when it rounds into form. Best from 2018 through 2030.