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2012 Chateau La Conseillante Pomerol
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91-94 Points | International Wine Cellar , April 2013

(89% merlot and 11% cabernet franc):  Medium-deep purple-ruby.  Pungent minerality lifts subtle, very pure aromas of red fruits, violet, wet stone, ink and cinnamon.  Dense, vibrant, sharply delineated flavors of blackcurrant, raspberry, sweet spices and cocoa powder make for a memorable experience.  Subtle violet and flint notes lift and extend the very long, minerally, suavely tannic finish.  There's insidious sweetness and purity to this almost Burgundian Pomerol; all the elements are in place to make for a remarkable La Conseillante.  In my notebook, this is one of the top half-dozen wines of the vintage.

92-94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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