Colour: Deep dark ruby garnet with violet reflections and delicate brightening of the edges.
Nose: There is a strong violet sensation along with black cherry, boysenberry, truffle, dark chocolate and a hint of nougat.
Palate: The wine is classic in style but in a virtuous way. There is depth and volume. On the palate, you’ll experience a pleasant extract sweetness, integrated with supporting tannins, minerally and well adherent, fine chocolate touch in the finish. This wine has good development potential.
Grape Varieties: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc
Aging: 80% in new, French oak, barrels, from a number of carefully selected coopers for an average of 18 months
Awards: 95pts – Wine Spectator; 97pts – Wine Advocate-Parker
History of Château La Conseillante
Château La Conseillante is a leading wine estate in the Pomerol district of Bordeaux, known for its Merlot-based grand vin. The vineyard is situated in the east of the appellation on the border with Saint-Émilion and adjoining properties include L’Evangile and Vieux Château Certan in Pomerol, and Cheval Blanc in Saint-Émilion.
The name “La Conseillante” first appeared in the middle of the 18th century. It was given to the property by a certain Catherine Conseillan, an influential figure who ran the estate at that time -almost 300 years ago. It was in 1871 that the Nicolas family bought the estate, whose surface area and vineyard plots have remained unchanged since then.
Today, it is the turn of the fifth generation of the Nicolas to manage the estate, a demonstration once again of continuity and the attachment of the family to this great growth. The Nicolas heirs are clearly identified on each bottle by the initials “LN” on the label at the centre of a shield within a silver-edged border whose four corners are sloped. The violet-coloured bottle capsule evokes the characteristic aroma of the wine. These packaging features, first chosen back in 1871 by the Nicolas brothers, remain elegant and yet modern even today.