Part of the New Fine Wine Parcel.
From a parcel of 40-year-old vines in this superb 1er Cru, which borders Musigny, this is better than many Grands Crus. With a lifted and heady nose of rosemary, lavender, crushed raspberry and vanilla, the palate is concentrated, with great balance, texture and length. Part of the New Fine Wine Parcel.
Winemaker and Estate Director Jean-Michel Laporte advised that the harvest took place between 17th and 27th September and that the assemblage was 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. As one has come to expect of the property in recent years, they have turned out one of the successes of the commune. Whilst not a heavyweight, La Conseillante displays luscious, attractive fruit, poise and refreshing fruit. Part of the New Fine Wine Parcel.
As is the norm in 2005, dense purple in colour indeed virtually opaque at the centre. Profoundly rich nose with aromas of cassis laced with spices. Sumptuously juicy black fruits palate is amply supported by grippy tannins. Super harmony and style here, a Gruaud with intensity of flavour, purity and all-important freshness. If the property maintains its reasonable pricing policy of recent years, Gruaud will be an excellent buy. Part of our latest Fine Wine Parcel.