Château La Conseillante, 2018

This is diaphanous and elegant, fresh and floral on the nose, and very long on the finish. The tannin measure is a whopping 95, but you don’t feel it. For the first time, the estate is using (ultra-fashionable) clay amphorae to lessen the influence of oak flavors on the wine, even if these containers account for just 3% of the wine aging. In some ways, the 2018 at this estate most resembles their fresh and elegant 2016, and that is a good thing.

Score: 96-98+

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Alcohol

14%

Bottle size

75cl

Origin

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Sub-region

St Emilion & Pomerol

Area

Pomerol AOP

Tasting Information

Name of Tasting

Bordeaux En Primeur 2018

Type of Tasting

Tasting report

Blind

No

Tasted by

Panos Kakaviatos

UK Stockist

En Primeur: not yet released

Global Stockist

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