2010 Chateau La Conseillante Pomerol France
$349.99 USD $369.99 USD
2010 concludes a superb trilogy of vintages that started with 2008 and is reminiscent of 1988-1989-1990. It is a vintage to delight the purists, having power and wonderful balance in the characteristic Bordeaux style. It is denser than the 2009 and has distinctly more acidity, which will make it longer ageing. In this way, it is more like the 1989. Complex, ripe and extremely deep, it is certainly one of the best La Conseillantes ever made!
Beautiful nose with cocoa powder, exotic flowers, candied violets and loads of dark berries. Great aromatic complexity. Amazing texture on palate with a superb precision and silky tannins. So beautifully composed showing already great harmony. Difficult to wait! Better in 2018.
Rated 98 Points James Suckling
The 2010 La Conseillante is a tour de force that will rival the 2005, 2000 and 1990 at maturity. Just loaded with notions of blackcurrants, damp earth, tobacco leaf, violets and toasty oak, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, building, ripe tannin, and a huge finish. Sexy and opulent, yet also classy and elegant, it’s a sensational Pomerol that has another three decades of life ahead of it.
Rated 97 Points Jeb Dunnuck
Features substantial but very velvety structure running from start to finish, delivering a muscular feel for now. The hard edges are fully absorbed by the core of plum sauce, steeped blackberry and warm boysenberry reduction notes. The finish offers gorgeous tobacco and ganache accents lurking in the wings, along with flickers of anise and incense that should guide this version to increased elegance with age. Best from 2016 through 2034.
Rated 96 Points Wine Spectator