Chateau La Conseillante   La Conseillante

2020 La Conseillante

By Chateau La Conseillante

2020 La Conseillante from Chateau La Conseillante, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

Intriguingly complex and distinct, the 2020 La Conseillante from Chateau La Conseillante embodies the epitome of Pomerol's majesty. This vintage, a testament to the resilience and adaptability of Bordeaux's illustrious terroir, captures the very essence of what makes the estate a formidable name in any fine wine investor's portfolio.

 

A Vintage That Speaks Volumes

The vines of 2020 were privy to climatic conditions that challenged even the most skilled viticulturists. Yet, against such a dynamic backdrop, Chateau La Conseillante successfully harnessed the year's capricious nature to craft a vintage brimming with vibrancy and depth.

This iteration of La Conseillante sings of its origin, with a nose that suggests velvety layers of black fruits and an intermingling whisper of truffle. On the palate, one finds an elegant structure held aloft by fine-grained tannins and a succulent acidity that promises longevity and reward for those patient investors and connoisseurs alike.

The 2020 La Conseillante is indeed an artistic expression of winemaking finesse; it demonstrates Pomerol at its peak, with an experimental touch that has defined this formidable year throughout Bordeaux's winemaking regions.

 

Savouring Investment-Worthy Complexity

From Chateau La Conseillante's storied grounds comes this narrative in a bottle—a wine that conveys the individuality not only of its chateau but of the year itself. Its balanced superiority assures that while it captivates today, time will only unveil further layers.

This vintage is set apart by its early approachability yet inherent capacity to age gracefully. The 2020 La Conseillante is a sophisticated selection for investors seeking to expand their collection with a wine that is invariably synonymous with style, resilience, and grace—a true homage to the potential of 2020 in the world of fine wines.

As a critic dedicated to elucidating the nuances of each unique vintage, I can affirm that this offering from Chateau La Conseillante will dazzle palates now and in future years—and remains one of my select recommendations for collectors intent on enhancing their repertoire with standout vintages.

Current market price

$2,980.00

12x75cl

Highest score

98

POP score

99.44

Scores and tasting notes

97-99

The 2020 La Conseillante is a blend of 87% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc. Seventy percent of the wine is being aged in new French oak barriques, 27% in second-fill barrels and 3% in amphorae. The alcohol came in at 14% and the pH is 3.64. Deep purple-black colored, it sails gracefully out of the glass with vivacious notes of black raspberries, kirsch and redcurrant jelly, leading to suggestions of ripe, juicy blackberries, violets, star anise and iron ore with a faint waft of dried mint. The medium to full-bodied palate is an exercise in elegance, delivering a quiet intensity of pure, energetic red and black berry layers with gorgeous floral and mineral sparks, framed by perfectly ripe, finely pixilated tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with epic length and the most breathtaking perfume. Simply mind-blowing.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 28 May 2021

Vintage performance