La Conseillante 2009

Product Details

Vintage
2009
Colour
Red
Appellation
Pomerol

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12 x 0.75L BI Stock IB £1,675.00 1 cs

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 29/02/2012
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. (The 1970 is still alive and that was not nearly as well made as the 2009.)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 31/07/2010
A wonderfully fragrant nose of roses, cloves, allspice, blueberries, forest floor and loam leads into a very structured palate of firm, fine grained tannins and medium+ acidity. More of a savoury / earthy character comes through on the concentrated, full bodied palate. Very long finish.

Now that La Conseillante is making a second wine with more severe selection, think of the 2009 as a version of the 2000 on steroids. This is never going to be a blockbuster wine, because the terroir just seems to produce silky, elegant wines, but in this case, the 2009 has an extra kick and level of concentration that is unprecedented. Inky bluish purple, with an extraordinary nose of framboise, black raspberries, spring flowers, spice box, and a hint of truffle, the wine has great depth, full-bodied opulence, silky tannins, enormous power and richness, but again, a vibrancy and uplift that are just freakish in this vintage. That's one of the great hallmarks of 2009 and one that will always stand out over the next 30 years. This wine should be drinkable in 5-7 years and last 40 or more. (Tasted three times.) (95-97)

96 - The medium to deep garnet colored 2009 La Conseillante strides confidently out of the glass with very classy Black Forest cake, blueberry compote and kirsch scents plus suggestions of violets, liquid licorice, cardamom and bay leaves with a touch of eucalyptus. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is elegantly fruited with a firm, grainy frame and oodles of freshness, finishing long and minerally. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, March 2019

Neal Martin
97

The 2009 La Conseillante has a very classy and sophisticated bouquet with beautifully defined black and red fruit mixed with black truffle and pressed rose petals. The oak is just completely subsumed here. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe and saturated tannin, a fine line of acidity, fresh and tensile with a sense of mineralité on the finish. This bottle shows even better than the one poured at the property 12 months earlier. - vinous.com, March 2019

Michael Schuster
18.5

[81M/19CF] On the nose dense, ripe blackberry and mineral fruit with a touch of roasted character and exotic spice, very persistent; concentrated moderately rich middleweight, fresh in acidity, very fine in tannin with a most beautiful maturity of fruit; pure, ripe, cherry sweet and fragrant to taste; long and clinging without any heaviness; both density and delicacy, a distinguished, subtle, complex wine with a gorgeous core, and lovely scented length. 2020-35+

James Suckling
97

At once deep and rich, yet cool and delicate with a minty freshness, this is a really concentrated and super-elegant Pomerol that's now very seductive, but has the structure and vitality to live for a long time. Drink or hold. (Horizontal Tasting, London, 2019) - Stuart Pigott, jamessuckling.com, March 2019