The Nicolas family has spent every one of the last 145 years coaxing the La Conseillante terroir into the full possible expression. The 2018 vintage is no exception.
The troublesome weather conditions meant an incredible amount of work for the teams, but this, allied to painstaking care for the vines themselves, has ensured that the results are not just good but "surprising", according to co-owner Bertrand Nicolas. According to the property's Director, Marielle Cazeaux, there were three key elements to the success of this vintage : "being present, paying attention and keeping a careful eye on everything".
The result is a Pomerol with great charm based on a range of positively flamboyant aromas. This bouquet, both precise and well balanced, offers primary hints of black and blue fruits, which then evolve into more complex notes of liquorice and violet. It is clear that La Conseillante 2018 is one of this year's great Right Bank success stories.