La Conseillante 2009
Chateau La Conseillante is a bit of an oddity—classified as Pomerol, in fact it lies on the Pomerol-St Emilion border and in fact some of its vines actually lie within the St Emilion commune. So you might not be surprised to find out that its soil isa mix of types associated with the two communes.
Robert Parker: “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” 98 points