One of the best-known names of Lalande de Pomerol, Les Hauts Conseillants is under the same stewardship as Pomerol's Châteaux Bonalgue, Clos du Clocher and Monregard La Croix. The 2020 has ample, spiced plum and berry fruit with good grip and length.
It means reserving the latest vintage before it is bottled. By paying an instalment 'up front', you reserve wine while it is still in the barrel, before the wines are shipped to the UK up to 18 months after being reserved, depending on the region.
The advantages of ‘En Primeur’ buying
Demand for fine wines is always high as there simply isn’t enough to go around. En Primeur guarantees you an allocation of the finest wines – providing you are quick!
How does payment work?
Now you need only pay the ‘cellar door’ price. Prior to delivery, we will invoice you for the second instalment (duty – around £2.23 a bottle at today’s prices) plus VAT on the total. Delivery (currently £7.99) is also applicable, unless you are a member of Unlimited. Alternatively, you can keep your case stored In Bond or Duty Paid in our state of the art temperature- and humidity-controlled customer storage facility (currently £12.60 per case per year).
After placing your order we will sent you a Reservation Certificate to your billing address. If the wines you have chosen are sold out we’ll contact you to advise which are still available.
Beyond the Label
Ample, velvety, ripe black fruit, exotic spice, grippy tannins
For Pomerol quality but without the exceptionally high price tag, look to the best estates of Lalande next door. Château Les Hauts Conseillants is a small 10-hectare property founded in 1973 by Leopold Figeac. He restored a 4-hectare vineyard, then with his daughter and son in law, Jean Baptiste Bourotte, acquired another six prime hectares. Today this couple are in charge and have raised quality with the assistance of top wine consultant, Michel Roland. The estate grows mostly Merlot on its fine sandy clay soils, with gravel subsoils, along with Cabernet Franc, ageing the wine for 15 months in French oak barriques. A third of them are new - a clear indication that quality is serious and the wine will be long aged. Fruit filled and grippy.
"Nice, polished tannins, giving form to the wine. Black and blue berries. Fresh finish"
James Suckling 90-91 points
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