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2014 La Conseillante, Pomerol

SKU #1291127 96 points James Suckling

 Classical elegance in an uncompromising form, whereby the richness is beautifully interwoven with the dry tannins. The finish very long, savory and complex. A lot of delicate spicy and olive notes make this really complex.  (2/2017)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2014 La Conseillante has a well-defined bouquet with brambly red berry fruit, minerals, touches of seaweed and light incense aromas that develop fine intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannin. This Pomerol is very well poised with perfectly judged acidity. Whilst not a match for Titans like the 1989 or 2010, this La Conseillante possesses nuance and sophistication, a precision that does justice to the name. It should be earlier-drinking that other vintages that I have tasted, though given the terroir and track record, it would not surprise me if it gives 25 years of drinking pleasure. Tasted twice with consistent notes. (NM)  (3/2017)

93 points Vinous

 The 2014 La Conseillante is a pretty wine, but it is also a bit light in the context of the vintage. Sweet floral notes, exotic spice and bright red-toned fruit are nicely pushed forward. As always, La Conseillante is one of the most delicate and elegant of Pomerols. Still, tasting the 2014 and 2013 side by side reveals a relatively small difference between the vintages, and certainly a smaller difference than most of the neighboring properties. Whether that is a function of the land or the result of winemaking decisions is the kind of question that will provide fascination for many years. Even so, this should age nicely. (AG)  (2/2017)

93 points Wine Spectator

 Charming and silky, this could stand in for a Chambolle-Musigny, with blood orange and damson plum coulis notes hitting a slightly higher pitch before turning to darker plum and black cherry flavors. Gorgeous floral and rooibos tea details fill in on the long, suave finish. A graceful version that will be hard to lay off, though capable of handling cellaring. Best from 2020 through 2035. (JM)  (3/2017)

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Staff Image By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/22/2017 | Send Email
An absolutely overachiever this wine. A palate with lots of complexity, with notes that run the spectrum from the beautiful Jasmin scent, to blood orange, incense and exotic spices. A premium bottle.

Staff Image By: Scott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/13/2017 | Send Email
For some reason, I always feel just a little bit sorry for La Conseillante. It seems to get overlooked by our customers in the rush to the more glam Pauillac and Margaux. However, this brilliant effort from Pomerol is, in reality, always a pleasure. This 2014 has a bright, raspberry/bing cherry nose with gobs of minerals. A bit more dense, though still not heavy, on the tongue, with slightly darker cherry fruit, boysenberries, and red plums. Long, bright, finish. Very, very, elegant. I try to get older bottlings of this for the SF store "Jewel Rack" as it ages very well. This bridesmaid usually outshines the bride!

Staff Image By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/9/2017 | Send Email
This great La Conseillante harkens back to a time before Pomerol became a land of giant wines. Is it concentrated- of course, and fabulously so, with the balancing acidity to carry off the ample amount of rich plummy fruit in the middle. This is the longest finishing, most intriguing La Conseillante I have tasted since the great 1982!
Drink from 2024 to 2054

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