CHATEAU LA CONSEILLANTE 1989

Wine Region: Pomerol, France

Grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Tasting Notes

A brick red colour. The wine is amazing on the nose with still fresh fruity notes of blackberries and raspberries with notes of violet. The palate develops with hints of toasted bread and liquorice. The finish is very smooth with velvety, elegant tannins.

Ratings

Robert Parker 96 pts - Having tasted the 1989 Château La Conseillante on more than a dozen occasions, I am rapidly coming to the conclusion that it is one of my favourite Pomerols from the vintage. Although on its day, the 1989 Clinet can outplay La Conseillante, the fact of the matter is that the latter is the more consistent Pomerol. Here, it has that beguiling bouquet of melted black fruit, sage, undergrowth and hints of bacon fat, like a wagging finger inviting you inside. The palate is smooth and harmonious, a mixture of red and black fruit that seem to revel on the precocity of the growing season, even though it was now 27 years ago. It is a voluminous, mouth-filling Pomerol, but not extravagant, flamboyant for sure and yet never betraying its roots. It's just a wonderful La Conseillante, a thoroughbred Pomerol that puts a smile on your face. Tasted January 2016.

Wine Spectator 94 pts - Offers sweet, dried fruits on the nose, with plum jam and Turkish delight candies. Full-bodied, with big velvety tannins and loads of fruit. Chewy and Porty. Has turned so decadent and yummy over the years.—'89/'99 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2009). Drink now.

About the Winery

Reasoned viticulture, control of yields, search for optimal ripeness, severe sorting, replanting, all these care provided to the vine benefit from a unique parcel vinification tool.


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