Displaying spectacular aromatics of mulberry, blueberry and raspberry fruit, a dense ruby/purple color, and sweet floral notes, in the mouth the 2005 La Conseillante is not as broad and powerful as Petrus, Trotanoy, Hosanna or Lafleur, but it is gorgeously silky, elegant and stylish. This medium-bodied, savory wine is a graceful, provocative and compelling Pomerol to drink now and over the next 25 years.
97 points, eRobertParker.com (Issue # 219 - Jun 2015)
This is decadent and wild on the nose, with fresh cèpe, raw steak and wild berry. Full-bodied, with loads of velvety tannins, yet refined and caressing in every way. A beautiful, balanced red. The best young wine ever from this producer. Best after 2017. 4,165 cases made.
97 points, Wine Spectator (Mar 2008)
Conseillante is breathtaking in 2005, a terroir performing at the peak of its potential. The wine is compressed and powerful, layered in sweet merlot tannin and pure, wild berry fruit. It feels cool and dynamic, monstrous at one moment, resonant the next. This was a little disjointed en primeur, and though it has come together in bottle, it still needs long cellar time for the layers of extract to unfold. It seems to take its tremendous sophistication directly from the ground.
96 points, Wine & Spirits (Oct 2008)
Constantly evolving in the glass, with notes of vanilla, berries, chocolate, and flowers. Full and very intense, yet compacted and beautiful. Pure class on the finish, focusing everything on the tip of your tongue. Wonderful stuff, subtle, almost Burgundian. How can a wine be so delicate and powerful at the same time? Don’t touch this for a couple years. Pull the cork in 2018.
95 points, James Suckling (Oct 2012)