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2019 La Conseillante

By Chateau La Conseillante

2019 La Conseillante from Chateau La Conseillante, Pomerol, Bordeaux

In the esteemed appellation of Pomerol, the year 2019 is heralded as one that bestowed upon winemakers an exceptional canvas, allowing Chateau La Conseillante to craft a vintage that resounds with the terroir’s distinguished elegance and strength. The 2019 La Conseillante encapsulates, with remarkable clarity, the intricate dance of the elements that blessed this year's harvest.


Manifestation of Mastery: A Vintage with Verve

The 2019 harvest in Bordeaux was defined by a season of extremes, from frost to heatwave, yet culminated in a crop marked by superb quality. It is within this challenging milieu that Chateau La Conseillante has demonstrated their profound adeptness at cultivating vines that yield a vibrant tapestry of flavours. Precision and patience were paramount in achieving the balance evident in the 2019 La Conseillante.

On the palate, the wine unravels layers of dark berry fruits interwoven with an earthy minerality that speaks unequivocally of Pomerol’s esteemed clay soils. This vintage elegantly reveals its deep ruby cloak, yielding a bouquet steeped in black cherries nuanced by whispers of truffle and violets, signatures of its illustrious provenance.


A Confluence of Sensory Elegance

The tannic structure is regal yet supple; it demands attention without overshadowing the ensemble of complex aromas. One finds an admirable balance between power and finesse – a juxtaposition reflecting the climatic tightrope walked during the growing season.

Notwithstanding its immediate allure, sanctuary in the cellar will assuredly benefit this vintage. Patience will be rewarded as the layered complexities are coaxed into fuller expression over time, promising an evolving narrative for wise investors and connoisseurs.

In conclusion, the 2019 La Conseillante from Chateau La Conseillante is a paragon from Pomerol - a vintage demonstrating how adversity can be transmuted into triumph by human artistry and nature's grace. As one delves into each glass, they experience a synthesis of optimal conditions and expert vinification - an investable pleasure for both palate and portfolio.

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The 2019 La Conseillante is a blend of 84% Merlot and 16% Cabernet Franc, harvested from the 17th of September to the 7th of October at yields of 34 hectoliters per hectare. It is being aged in 70% new French oak barrels, 27% second fill barrels and 3% amphora. The alcohol this year is 14.5% with a pH of 3.67. Very deep purple-black colored, it comes bounding out of the glass with all the energy of a new puppy, featuring notes of warm plums, wild blueberries and freshly crushed black cherries with hints of licorice, molten chocolate, violets, woodsmoke and tar plus a waft of lavender. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is laden with layer upon layer of black and blue fruits with loads of floral sparks and a very fine-grained, silt-like texture, finishing with incredible freshness and a provocative mineral edge. La Conseillante's signature perfume, purity and restrained power shine through with amazing clarity and style this vintage.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 16 June 2020

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