Colour: Opaque ruby
Nose: Rich nose of sweet plums and dark cherry coupled with dark red and blue flowers. Bursting with juicy plump blueberries and a hint of minerality.
Palate: Full of black fruit and baked spices with a very subtle after hint of star anise. Medium body with low to medium acidity and very smooth tannins. An absolutely beautiful Pomerol!
Grape Varieties: 95 % Merlot and 5 % Cabernet Franc
Aging: French oak barrels (50% new) for an average of 12 months
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.