2008 Conseillante

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / POMEROL
  • 95 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 88 IWC
  • 16 JR
  • 93 JS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52458-2008-750-1A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    Bright, deep red-ruby. Redcurrant, cherry pit, cola, sassafras, minerals and a whiff of pepper on the nose. Rather clenched in the middle palate, with a slightly dry, cyanic quality making it tough going today. Shows a hint of nutty oak in the middle and finishes slightly tart.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2011
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Racy and focused, with a mouthwatering edge to the raspberry ganache, graphite and floral notes, all stretched out by fine minerality on the persistent finish. Very solid. Cellaring should add a touch more. Drink now through 2016. 3,500 cases made.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Tasted blind. Light colour. Scented, Cabernet leafiness. Not that concentrated but juicy and fluid. Acid quite marked.
    Drink Dates: 2018-2030
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The beautiful 2008 exhibits a dark plum/ruby/purple color as well as jammy red and black fruit, crushed rock and floral notes. If this were a Burgundy, one might think of it as a grand cru Musigny. With excellent texture, medium to full body and stunning purity as well as nobility, this fascinating Pomerol should drink well for 15-20 years.
    Drink Dates: 2011-2031
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Vinous | Rating: 94

    The 2008 La Conseillante has an attractive bouquet at ten years of age, unfolding discretely in the glass with engaging scents of Morello cherry, blackcurrant, orange pith, cedar and a touch of mint. The delineation here is very impressive. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin and a keen thread of acidity. It conveys energy and vivacity and then develops a quite irony note towards the second half with traces of white pepper and bay leaf infusing the red and black fruit. What I appreciate here is its focus and drive, a Pomerol intent on longevity. It is drinking perfectly well now, but it will have more to give. (Tasted at the chƒteau and at BI Wine & Spirit's annual vertical tasting.) - Neal Martin
    Drink Dates: 2018-2035
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 93

    The sweetness of fruit and balance to this wine is really impressive. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a light milk chocolate, blueberry and spice character. Bright acidity gives it verve. Drink or hold.
    Author: James Suckling
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  • Collector Data For This Wine

    • 307 bottles owned
    • 23 collectors