The 2004 La Conseillante has put on weight since I tasted it from barrel. Made in an atypically structured, tight style, the deep ruby/blue-tinged 2004 offers up sweet mulberry, cassis, licorice, and roasted herb aromas as well as flavors. This medium-bodied, moderately tannic effort will benefit from 1-3 years of cellaring, and should keep for 12-15 years. It is somewhat reminiscent of the 1999. This is a very good wine, but the 2005 and 2006 blow it away - qualitatively speaking!Drink 2008-2022.
|Score: 89||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (171), June 2007|
This light, fresh wine displays hints of olives, black cherries, and raspberries, a touch of minerality, and a medium-bodied, clean finish. While it lacks substance, depth, and persistence on the palate, it is an attractive, elegant, finesse-styled Pomerol to drink during its first 10-12 years of life.
|Score: 87/88||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (165), June 2006|
Shows very well already. Hard not to drink now. It delivers aromas of dried flowers and crushed berries. Subtle. Medium to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a fresh mushroom undertone. Very long and caressing. Better with age but why wait?
|Score: 92||James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, April 2007|
Perfumed and subtle, with blackberry, chocolate and light vanilla. Full-bodied, yet not a blockbuster, with wonderful, caressing mouthfeel and a medium-to-long finish. Balanced and refined. Best after 2010. 5,415 cases made.
|Score: 92||James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, March 2007|
Very dark and opulent crimson. Looks very healthy and intense. Very fragrant. Meaty and savoury with great Pomerol plushness underneath. Lovely velvety richness and well-resolved tannins. Just gorgeous now (already !) Fine tannins well hidden with a little alcohol on the end. Good value. Drink 2009 - 2022.
|Score: 18.5||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2011|
Slightly brown tinge to the crimson. Sweet vanilla oak aromas plus a certain briskness. True to the vintage with some freshness and some fruity core before the tannins impinge. Tannin quality not intrusive. Good serviceable representative of the right bank without being a standout. Drink 2013-2020. Date tasted 5th April 05.
|Score: 16.5+||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com (April 05), August 2005|
Smoky violets and fragrant cedary spice. Smooth and luxurious leading to elegant length. Finely textured tannins, already quite silky. Real finesse. Drink 2010-2018. Date tasted 16th Feb 09.
|Score: 17.5||Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2009|
|Score: 15.5||Farr Vintners, Southwold Bordeaux Tasting, January 2008|