Aline Conus – 2003 vintage tasting

Aline Conus was born in 1978 in Jura, Eastern France. She is a successful French business woman and marketing expert specialised in luxury goods, e-commerce and the Chinese market who lived in China for over 7 years. She studied at the Institute of Political Studies of Bordeaux in Bordeaux, at the famous University of Columbia and at the London School of Economics.

POMEROL

POMEROL

By Aline Conus

This commune is where we started tasting on Monday morning, and left feeling incredibly disappointed. Most wines had no core or mid-palate flavour, and the tannins were too dry.

 

La Conseillante (16.5)                                                                     

 

Attractive wild berry ripe fruit, firm tannins but plenty of fruit to balance this. Some good mid-palate intensity; one of the better Pomerols tasted, this is good.

 

L’ Evangile (16.5)                                                                           

 

Very tight knit and a bit closed up, but this wine has some good intensity, sweet berry fruit and good character. This has good length, but it will take a bit of time to mature.

 

Petrus, Lafleur, Trotanoy and Le Gay not tasted, but by all reports, they produced spectacular results, at the 1998 and 2000 quality level.

By Aline Conus

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