2008 La Conseillante, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

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92-94+ points Robert Parker: "This estate has long been known for its elegant, complex, racy, supple, delicious wines, but the 2008 is more massive, structured, and concentrated than usual. There is a lot going on in this richer, more tannic effort. No one will be disappointed, but purchasers should not expect a wine that will be drinkable upon release. A dense ruby/purple color as well as plenty of concentration, sweet, but elevated tannins, and a huge finish suggest this estate is moving in the direction of Gazin, Lafleur, and Trotanoy. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2030." (04/09) 90-93 points Wine Spectator: "Blackberries and other black fruits on the nose. Full and compacted, with lots of ripe and silky tannins. Long and structured. Very pretty wine. 86 percent Merlot, 14 percent Cabernet Franc." (04/09) 90-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red-ruby. Sappy, floral aromas of black cherry, minerals and sweet licorice are perked up by an exciting minty twist. Suave on entry, then fresh and alive in the middle palate, with noteworthy intensity to the black cherry and licorice flavors. There is lovely definition and good mineral lift to the long, polished finish in what is a very refined version of La Conseillante." (May/June '09) Please note - 2008 Bordeaux futures are not in stock, but will arrive between Jan 2011 and Dec 2011 We will contact you for shipping instructions.

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Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/26/2009 | Send Email
2008 Vintage Report: ** 86% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc. Elegant, almost Burgundian in texture and mouthfeel. Tons of perfumy aromas. There’s finesse written all over this wine. (06/09)

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