1995 La Conseillante
By Chateau La Conseillante
1995 La Conseillante from Chateau La Conseillante, Pomerol, Bordeaux
The 1995 La Conseillante from Chateau La Conseillante represents an exceptional vintage from one of Pomerol's distinguished estates. Nestled within the illustrious Libournais district, the estate carved out an exalted reputation for wines that eloquently express the unique terroir of this region. The '95 vintage serves as a testament to their unwavering commitment to excellence, a year that is woven into the storied tapestry of Bordeaux's vinous legacy.
Distinctive Sophistication: A Vintage to Remember
The 1995 La Conseillante is rightfully lauded for its complexity, borne of impeccable climatic conditions that allowed for undisturbed ripening and expression. The vintage encapsulates a harmonious balance between power and poise, showcasing an enterprising spirit that has resonated with wine investors and connoisseurs alike.
An Investment in Terroir: Climatic Precision Meets Artisan Craft
Those fortunate enough to let their palates roam the textured layers of the '95 will discover a sumptuous bouquet featuring plum, blackberry compote, and a whisper of spice. On the palate, this Merlot and Cabernet Franc blend reveals structure and breadth - characteristics which have impressively evolved over time. The tannins have matured into a silk-like framework, supporting an accompaniment of dark chocolate notes and an exquisite earthy undertone.
In investment terms, the 1995 La Conseillante is considered one of the more intriguing acquisitions from Bordeaux of the last few decades. Its ageing potential has proven robust yet supple, placing it in a prime position in collector’s portfolios. Savvy investors prize not only its sensory appeal but also its respectable performance through market fluctuations.
In reflection, the 1995 La Conseillante from Chateau La Conseillante has indeed burgeoned into a vintage that captures all that is celebrated in Pomerol wine-making – an amalgamation of climatic fortune, skilled viticulture, and vinification mastery that assures it a revered spot among the fine wines of Bordeaux. Its splendour provides multifaceted allure – as dazzling on the palate as it is within the context of wine investment.
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Scores and tasting notes
It is tempting to give this wine an outstanding score because of its seductiveness. However, I do not think it possesses quite the level of extract and concentration to merit an exceptional rating. Nevertheless, it is an extremely pleasing style of claret. The deep ruby color is followed by an open-knit, black cherry, raspberry, and smoky, roasted herb-scented nose. There is round, lush, ripe fruit, medium body, exceptional elegance and purity, and a soft, velvety-textured finish. Think of it as liquid charm and silk. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2014.
Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 22 February 1998