2005 Chateau La Conseillante 1.5 L

Year: 2005
Appellation: Pomerol
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 97
Wine Advocate: 97
Vinous Media: 96
Jeff Leve: 95
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"This is decadent and wild on the nose, with fresh cèpe, raw steak and wild berry. Full-bodied, with loads of velvety tannins, yet refined and caressing in every way. A beautiful, balanced red. The best young wine ever from this producer. Best after 2017. 4,165 cases made." (WS)

"Displaying spectacular aromatics of mulberry, blueberry and raspberry fruit, a dense ruby/purple color, and sweet floral notes, in the mouth the 2005 La Conseillante is not as broad and powerful as Petrus, Trotanoy, Hosanna or Lafleur, but it is gorgeously silky, elegant and stylish. This medium-bodied, savory wine is a graceful, provocative and compelling Pomerol to drink now and over the next 25 years." (WA)

"Tasted after the Clos L'Eglise, the 2005 La Conseillante simply has more of everything. More richness, body and texture, but at the same time, there is a striking element of underlying minerality that confers freshness. The Conseillante is one of the riper wines of the night, yet all the elements are very much in the right place. A host of dark, jammy flavors meld into the effortless, flamboyant finish, where a kick of sweetness from the French oak adds the closing nuances. What a gorgeous wine this is." (VM)

"Still showing a nice, deep ruby hue, a beautiful floral, boysenberry, black raspberry, chocolate, plum, spice and fennel perfume emerges. Suave and sophisticated, with soft, elegant and refined tannins, this silky Pomerol leaves you with a long sensation of fresh, spicy, pure, ripe plums. 95 points - Tasted May 1, 2012" (JL)