Lenght and finesse

Château La Conseillante 1996




The family is the strength of La Conseillante. The Nicolas family has been making wine for 150 vintages, which is substantial. The grape blend is selected each year by the family and voted in using a secret ballot system for the team. It’s amusing because we always find a consensus.


La Conseillante is a wine that has one foot in Pomerol and another in Saint-Emilion, both geographically and in style. The power is balanced by more refined plots of Merlot and Cabernets grown on gravel and not just clay. Aromatics are key in La Conseillante wine, with floral notes of violet and iris in its youth. Then, truffle notes develop with time. The mid-palate is creamy, possesses great length, gives a rounded structure with a fresh finish that tightens the wine.


I like to say that we are halfway between Petrus and Château Cheval-Blanc. Depending on the vintage, we may lean more towards the expression of clay or gravel, but we are an atypical Pomerol with fine tannins and intensity – my raison d’être!


Limited quantities – Contact us



Like all great wines, La Conseillante develops well with age.
In its youth, it expresses magnificent aromas of violets and red berry fruit and displays great finesse and balance.

After being cellared for a few years, superb notes of truffles come through in the aromatics.