1982 La Conseillante

- 750 ml
97
DEC
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$845.00
Availability: In stock
Product ID
11177-750-XX4

Wine Critic Reviews:

Deep in colour, and a gorgeous wine to smell: warm, fat and rich, brimming with good things – savoury notes, very soft sweet fruits,the autumn land. On the palate, it was amore vital wine than I was expecting: behind lavish raspberry and plum fruitthere were sustained, upright tannins mingled with lively ripe acidity. Brisk and poised yet at the same time generously ripe: on a perfect evolutionary plateau just now.

Decanter | 97 DEC
This wine has been fully mature for over a decade, yet it continues to improve with each tasting. It reveals a light color with noticeable orange and amber at the edge. Spectacular aromatics explode from the glass, offering up scents of toasty new oak, kirsch liqueur, black currants, cedar, and licorice. Lush, sexy, and opulent, with a silky entry as well as velvety texture, this plush, seamless, medium to full-bodied Pomerol remains fruity and fresh, with gorgeous intensity and length. While I have under-estimated this 1982's longevity from birth, I would still opt for drinking it over the next 5-8 years.

Robert M. Parker, Jr. | 95 RP
Medium red with an amber rim. Exotic aromas of plum, cherry, roast coffee, tobacco leaf and woodsmoke. Sweet, silky and suave, with lovely inner-mouth perfume. More subtle and sophisticated than most right-bank '82s, with solid underlying structure. Finishes firmly tannic, with sneaky persistence. Classy juice, for drinking over the next 10 to 12 years.

Vinous Media | 93 VM
Big and rich. Dark brick-red color, with a ruby center. Very ripe fruit on the nose, with raisin, dark chocolate and earth. Lots of tobacco and cherry flavors and velvety, slightly coarse tannins.--1982 Bordeaux horizontal. Best after 2000.

Wine Spectator | 92 WS

Sokolin 1982 La Conseillante Tasting Notes:

Very concentrated, open and ready to be savored. This outstanding estate shows off zappy energy and a secure, powerful build, the retained essence of its youth. Tempting autumnal aromas brimming with ripeness and buttery, fatty delight. The conventional palate of black currant, smoke and plum fruit is lifted by a touch of acidity and the texture so creamy and full, it would bring the smoothest ganache to its knees. Almost whipped, airy and supple with a luminous sort of grace that develops into a voluptuous finale, where you can’t tell where it started or finished as the wine lingers on endlessly.

Dashingly strong, savory and stimulating, but a touch of this wine could melt you in a second. It’s a very welcome twist to an already stunning vintage, fulfilling virtually any craving you may have in a single sip.
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Vintage 1982
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer La Conseillante: The freshness of the Chateau La Conseillante wines is an aromatic mixture on display, simply staggering - it feels like you are picking the fruits and eating them on the spot. The wines are uplifting and playful, like a refreshing gust of wind during summer, and the flavors are intense and almost impossibly pure. The black fruits blend together with the violet and licorice perfectly, creating a coherent, enthralling sensation that lingers long after you are finished with your glass. Chateau La Conseillante definitely aims to please the purists, and any red wine enthusiast should have a bottle or two of their wines in the cellar. With a history that dates back to the 1870s, they're determined to keep a dominant position on the global market.
Rating 97 DEC
Region Bordeaux: Even among the greatest and most reputable wine regions on the planet, Bordeaux stands above the rest. The winemakers of this region have a single-minded dedication to the fine art of viticulture and their efforts never fail to show. If you consider yourself a fine wine enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to visit Bordeaux - life changing. Whether you wish to drink some inspirational and gripping wine as soon as possible, or you want to add some masterpieces to your collection, no region on Earth is a more obvious choice. The noble and beautiful Garonne and Dordogne rivers surge through southwestern France, enriching the soil in a way very few other places can boast. The limestone-based earth is rich in calcium, and the almost oceanic climate conditions give the staple Bordeaux grape varietals vigor and flavor like nowhere else. For their illustrious reds, Bordeaux winemakers rely on a proven combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Meanwhile, a sip of their excellent white wine hints at the use of Semillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc.Each of these varietals carries a unique identity, making every quality wine a character piece to rival Citizen Kane. It can be incredibly hard to choose only a few wines to collect for your cellar!
Type of Wine Bordeaux Red: Picture in your mind a combination of cedar, lead pencil, blackcurrant, plum and mineral aromatics, and texture that caresses your palate like a playful lover. The experience is thrilling from the first whiff to the final seconds of a tannic, generous finish - that is what you'll get from a Bordeaux Red
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Varietal Bordeaux Blend: Since its birth in France, the art of Bordeaux-inspired blends has been brought to regions like California, and Washington, where New World visionaries add their own unique spin to the formula, creating mouth-watering tributes to Bordeaux's viticultural greatness. Today, with a compelling cultural mixture, sampling Bordeaux blends is more excited than ever.
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