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2009 La Conseillante, Pomerol

SKU #1095952 97 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Deep primary colour with a glorious unfurling nose of chocolate and cherry. However it is the palate where this stunning wine scores most highly, with its gourmand texture and generous panoply of flavours ranging from black cherry and cassis to cocoa, pan juice, violet and liquorice root. Though 2009 is famed for its heat, weight and glycerol, this example has plenty of bounce and freshness to balance its sexy, sumptuous personality. Its voluptuous tannins are polished and ripe, while the finish is fabulous. This is magnificent now, but should be kept a while yet. Moreover, it will undoubtedly prove to be one of the vintage’s long distance runners. (JS) Inner quote mark (2/2017)

97 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark At once deep and rich, yet cool and delicate with a minty freshness, this is a really concentrated and super-elegant Pomerol that's now very seductive, but has the structure and vitality to live for a long time. Inner quote mark (2/2019)

97 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2009 La Conseillante has a very classy and sophisticated bouquet with beautifully defined black and red fruit mixed with black truffle and pressed rose petals. The oak is just completely subsumed here. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe and saturated tannin, a fine line of acidity, fresh and tensile with a sense of mineralité on the finish. This bottle shows even better than the one poured at the property 12 months earlier. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting. (NM) Inner quote mark (3/2019)

96 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark Similar in style to the 2015, the 2009 La Conseillante is another sexy, seductive, opulent even, Pomerol that offers a huge array of spiced dark fruits, cured meats, crushed flowers, and truffle. Deep, full-bodied, layered and beautifully pure, with an extroverted personality that just begs to be drunk, it will keep for another three decades or more. Inner quote mark (11/2017)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The competition between the 2009, 2005 and 2000 La Conseillante will be interesting to follow over the next twenty years. There was more of a selection process at this estate in 2009 than there was in 2000, resulting in a beautiful Pomerol offering notes of mulberries, sweet cherries, spring flowers, raspberries and truffles. The color is a healthy deep plum/ruby/purple and the wine is medium to full-bodied with silky tannins, a broad, layered mouthfeel and wonderful freshness as well as length. This gorgeous, complex, Burgundian-styled Pomerol will be drinkable in 4-6 years and should keep for 30-40. (RP) Inner quote mark (12/2011)

96 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark This delivers stunning toasted spice, mocha and black tea aromas, while the core of plum, blackberry and fig flavors is still rather reticent. The long finish is liberally laced with a racy graphite note, while the perfumy accent pervades. This will be a suave head-turner when it rounds into form. (JM) Inner quote mark (3/2012)

93 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark The 2009 La Conseillante is evolving nicely and shows every likelihood of delivering on all the early promise it showed out of barrel during the En Primeur week of 2010. A year on, the wine offers up a ripe and classy nose of red and black raspberries, chocolate, fine, gravelly soil tones, tobacco smoke and spicy new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and ripely tannic, with a fine core of fruit, good focus and balance and very good length and grip on the youthful finish. The 2009 vintage has still produced a La Conseillante that is a bit broad-shouldered by the elegant standards of this estate, but this is a very good example of the vintage that should age gracefully. Inner quote mark (8/2011)

K&L Notes

96 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown for Wine Advocate: "The medium to deep garnet colored 2009 La Conseillante strides confidently out of the glass with very classy Black Forest cake, blueberry compote and kirsch scents plus suggestions of violets, liquid licorice, cardamom and bay leaves with a touch of eucalyptus. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is elegantly fruited with a firm, grainy frame and oodles of freshness, finishing long and minerally." (3/2019)

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