Chateau La Conseillante   La Conseillante

2010 La Conseillante

By Chateau La Conseillante

2010 La Conseillante from Chateau La Conseillante, Pomerol, Bordeaux

In the pantheon of Bordeaux's luminous offerings, the 2010 vintage from the storied soils of Pomerol stands as a testament to the harmony of nature's grace and human artisanship. The 2010 La Conseillante from Chateau La Conseillante enchants with a symphony of layered complexity and poise.

 

A Vintage Emerges from Harmony

It's an exquisite dance in rebalancing climatic challenges, and for Chateau La Conseillante, 2010 was a year in which such equilibrium triumphed. A quintessential vintage, it saw Mother Nature dispensing her favours with a magnanimous hand – a cool, dry spring paved way for an equally measured summer. The resulting harvest was one couched in temperance and precision, producing grapes whose qualities speak of nothing short of meticulous evolution.

 

The Palette of Pomerol

Diving into the depths of this wine reveals a kaleidoscopic array of scents and flavours; the rich tapestry of dark fruits – plums and cherries – is deftly woven with subtle earthy undertones, truffles, and touches of violet. On the palate, this 2010 offering from Chateau La Conseillante delivers a structure so well-defined yet supple, tannins that are both resolute and silk-like against the tongue.

In investment terms, this wine marries immediate sensory delight with an immense capacity for ageing gracefully. Its generous expression today is matched only by its promising longevity – a tribute to the deft handiwork at Chateau La Conseillante and the prodigious nature of Pomerol's terroir.

 

In Summary

As one delves into fine wine portfolios, a beacon such as the 2010 La Conseillante from Chateau La Conseillante resonates as an astute acquisition. It's not just a mirror reflecting an exceptional vintage; it is also a canvas upon which time will continue to add layers of intrigue – a partition in the cellar that investors should regard as both sanctuary and muse.

Current market price

$3,790.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

151.33

Scores and tasting notes

95

Deep garnet in color, the 2010 La Conseillante opens with notes of warm black plums, baked blackberries and blueberry preserves plus hints of dried rosemary, fragrant earth and cedar. Full-bodied, the palate is firm and chewy with a lively line cutting through the densely packed, savory layers, finishing a little warm and lifted.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 5 March 2020

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