Chateau La Conseillante 2021 (En Primeur - Delivery 2024)

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James Suckling
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Jeb Dunnuck
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Neil Martin
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Antonio Galloni
SKU
CPML202110 UCAU
$469.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$469.00 Per item
2021 represents the 150th vintage of the Nicolas family at the head of the estate. To celebrate this event, the Nicolas family offers a unique engraved bottle as well as a specific packaging in cases created for the occasion. "This vintage is very important for our family, as much for what it symbolises, demonstrating our deep roots and attachment to this fine terroir, as for the wine’s remarkable quality in what was an uneven vintage." Jean-Valmy Nicolas et Marielle Cazaux
2021 represents the 150th vintage of the Nicolas family at the head of the estate. To celebrate this event, the Nicolas family offers a unique engraved bottle as well as a specific packaging in cases created for the occasion. "This vintage is very important for our family, as much for what it symbolises, demonstrating our deep roots and attachment to this fine terroir, as for the wine’s remarkable quality in what was an uneven vintage." Jean-Valmy Nicolas et Marielle Cazaux

Scores & Reviews

95 / 100

James Suckling

Lovely, balanced and linear with seamless, fine tannins that are soft and creamy. Medium-bodied. Very attractive berry, light walnut and violet character. Long finish.

95 / 100

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2021 Château La Conseillante showed beautifully, and while it's not going to match the all-time greats here, it's a quintessential, elegant, seamless Pomerol in the making. Revealing a deep purple hue as well as a spectacular nose of pure cassis, ripe tobacco, damp earth, and ample floral nuances, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, ultra-fine tannins, beautiful overall balance, and a great finish. It's a remarkable effort in this challenging vintage. The blend is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, still aging in 70% new barrels, that hit 13.3% alcohol and a pH of 3.6.

97 / 100

Neil Martin

(Vinous) The 2021 La Conseillante was picked the latest in memory, from September 28 until October 8, at 39hL/ha, and matured in 70% new oak. It comes in at 13.3% alcohol and a pH of 3.6. The beautifully defined bouquet offers blackberry, bilberry and light iris petal scents, just a suggestion of black truffle coming though with time. The harmonious palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and lightly spiced red fruit. There is a very subtle ferrous note, lovely depth and grip on the finish, and a persistent aftertaste. A beautiful La Conseillante courtesy of winemaker Marielle Cazaux and her team.

97 / 100

Antonio Galloni

(Vinous) The 2021 is a super-classic La Conseillante the likes of which has not been made here in a very long time. A Pomerol of vibrancy and tension, the 2021 bristles with energy from start to finish. All the elements are so well-balanced. Aromatic and delineated, with terrific drive, the 2021 is so impressive in the early going. Dried herbs, licorice, mocha, cassis and blackberry open beautifully. The 70% new oak is already nicely integrated. To be sure, the 2021 is nervy and taut, as most wines are in this vintage. But it's all there.

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Decanter

Iris and raspberry notes on the nose, delicately floral but fresh and lively - just shy of mouthwatering acidity - but enough to create such a lift on the first taste which has a juicy effect. The acidity is nicely balanced but this has such a gentle charm, a suaveness and sensuality to it, tannins are sleek and agile with some bitter dark chocolate and slate edges while the fruit is full of black cherry, plum and blueberry touches. But it’s the texture and the aromatic display that are so captivating - having density and weight but no heaviness. You get the ripeness in the flavour but the overall feeling remains cool and refreshing with tension and terroir on show in the wet stone nuance underpinning the fruit. Just pure grace and precision. An exceptional effort for the estate's 150th vintage. 'The worst thing on the label is the vintage' says general director Marielle Cazeaux "because people think it’s bad, but this is really the DNA of La Conseillante". 3.6pH. Merlot picked from 28th September to 1st October, Cabernet Franc on the 6th and 12th October