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2009 Chateau La Conseillante Pomerol
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94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2012

Bright ruby-red.  Knockout perfume of red berries, dark cherry, minerals, flowers, licorice, tobacco and tarragon, complemented by sexy sweet oak.  Suave, glossy and silky, but given energy and lift by its cabernet franc component.  Captivating vanilla, coconut and spice notes add complexity and lift to the vibrant fruit flavors.  No excessive sweetness here.  Still a baby but already boasts lovely early balance.  Wonderfully smooth Pomerol with terrific finishing lift.

96 Points | Wine Spectator
96 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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10/15/2013
by Golubeva14105281
No sharp edges. Shows a modicum of evolution as it interacts with air. Still the dark fruit buttressed by excellent tannins persist.

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