2014 Pomerol from Bordeaux
The 2014 Conseillante displays an inky purple-tinted dense red colour. The nose is subtle on very fresh Burlat cherry, smashed blackberry and pine forest aromas, conferring this Pomerol of Chateau La Conseillante an unexpected southern character. The attack is smooth, nervous and gradually gives way to blended, juicy and creamy tannins with elegant grain on the mid-palate. In retro-olfaction, black fruit aromas echo the nose's aromatic palette. This balanced wine from Pomerol is brilliant.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The Château La Conseillante 2014 is a blend of 78% Merlot and 22% Cabernet Franc, picked from 23 September to 2 October and 29 September until 6 October respectively at 35 hectoliters per hectare. There was just 2.5% vin de presse and the Grand Vin represents 88% of the total production this year. As you would expect, there is far more fruit intensity on the nose compared to the Duo, with dry tobacco-infused red and black fruit, hints of Provençal herb and black truffle - very Pomerol in style. The palate delivers the class. Supple in the mouth, very well judged acidity, poised and long, the Cabernet Franc drives this along and elevates the finish in terms of complexity. There are light spices entering the fray towards the finish that is feminine and nuanced with lovely salinity on the aftertaste that will urge you to take another sip. I was admittedly a little underwhelmed by the deuxième vin this year, but the grand vin makes up for it. It is another great Pomerol from ever-congenial winemaker Jean-Michel Laporte and his team.
|Grape varieties||Merlot/Cabernet Franc|
|Producer/Bottled by||HERITIERS NICOLAS 33500 POMEROL FRANCE|
|Producer||Château La Conseillante|
- R. Gabriel : 18
- J. Robinson : 17-
- Vineyard : Libournais
- Wine Spectator : 93
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Merlot/Cabernet Franc