CHATEAU LA CONSEILLANTE 2005 ARRIVING MARCH 2021

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James Suckling
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Decanter
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Jeb Dunnuck
SKU
CHME200513 UCAU
$799.00 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$799.00 Per item
"The fruit is forward and precocious, but there is enough stuffing, structure, and density for the wine to evolve for 20-25 years." 96 pts Robert Parker
"The fruit is forward and precocious, but there is enough stuffing, structure, and density for the wine to evolve for 20-25 years." 96 pts Robert Parker

Scores & Reviews

98 / 100

James Suckling

This really does have a wonderful texture that is reminiscent of great Pinot Noir while remaining obviously Cabernet Franc and Merlot. It shows a seductive nose of cream, berries, chocolate and flowers. It's full-bodied, very intense and seamless in length. Pure class. Drink now and enjoy but will improve for years ahead.

97 / 100

Decanter

Okay, now we are on another level. Truffles appear on all sides of the opulent and silky palate, but it's not showing off. It has great persistency of cassis, black fruits and blueberries, right up there with the best of the vintage. It's aged in 100% new oak with a medium level of toast, giving charred and grilled almond notes that are perfectly integrated. Fruit and truffle play perfectly off each other, and there's a kick of acidity on the finish. This was a vintage of La Conseillante that was closed for a good while, but it's now opening up.

97 / 100

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2005 La Conseillante is powerhouse effort that’s still youthfully ruby/plum colored and possesses a lively, vibrant style. Deep, concentrated, full-bodied, and incredibly well balanced, it offers a killer bouquet of dark fruits, kirsch, toasty oak, incense, and licorice. While just now at the early stages of maturity, it has another two decades of longevity and is certainly a match for the 2000 and 1990.