Château La Conseillante

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend

9.3738 ratings
9.3196 pro ratings
Pomerol, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
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9.7

The 1989 La Conseillante is one of the top performers in Pomerol and arguably now one of the best values. This bottle confirms that exuberance and joie-de-vivre on the nose, displaying the telltale crushed violets in bloom, with precious but controlled red and black fruit underneath. The palate is sumptuous from the start, presenting cashmere tannin and perhaps a little more glycerine in this bottle. The bravura finish leaves you grinning from ear to ear. Stunning, and it will remain on its plateau for many years. Tasted at the 1989 Bordeaux dinner at Hatched in London. (Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2019)

The 1989 La Conseillante is one of the top performers in Pomerol and arguably now one of the best values. This bottle confirms that exuberance and joie-de-vivre on the nose, displaying the telltale crushed violets in bloom, with precious but controlled red and black fruit underneath. The palate is sumptuous from the start, presenting cashmere tannin and perhaps a little more glycerine in this bottle. The bravura finish leaves you grinning from ear to ear. Stunning, and it will remain on its plateau for many years. Tasted at the 1989 Bordeaux dinner at Hatched in London. (Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2019)

Sep 13th, 2019
Greg Koslosky

Stunning bottle well balanced with cassis minerals violets game with a savory component . A beauty !

Stunning bottle well balanced with cassis minerals violets game with a savory component . A beauty !

Jul 7th, 2019
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.3

1989 Bordeaux PNV Retrospective at Larkmead. Very mature. Dried herbs. Perfume emerges. Modest acidity. Tannis.

1989 Bordeaux PNV Retrospective at Larkmead. Very mature. Dried herbs. Perfume emerges. Modest acidity. Tannis.

Feb 25th, 2019
Greg Koslosky

Elegant and complex with cassis , lead pencil . Underbrush , cocoa and saline aromas leading to a mineral driven , animal and black cherry , blue berry palate . Long and powerful finish with some tannins that should help this age another 10 years no problem . Another great 1985 Bordeaux and I’m so glad Parker missed this vintage for the wines are still affordable .

Elegant and complex with cassis , lead pencil . Underbrush , cocoa and saline aromas leading to a mineral driven , animal and black cherry , blue berry palate . Long and powerful finish with some tannins that should help this age another 10 years no problem . Another great 1985 Bordeaux and I’m so glad Parker missed this vintage for the wines are still affordable .

Dec 23rd, 2018
Henrik Poulsen

A great 1995 which as a vintage generally leaves me hoping for more.

A great 1995 which as a vintage generally leaves me hoping for more.

Dec 19th, 2018
Matt Duncan

Velvet, not silk! Terrific showing out of 3L. Darker fruit than expected, but typical of the vintage. A perfect expression of Pomerol.

Velvet, not silk! Terrific showing out of 3L. Darker fruit than expected, but typical of the vintage. A perfect expression of Pomerol.

Nov 24th, 2018
Cody Short

Elegant entering prime drinking window

Elegant entering prime drinking window

Sep 30th, 2018
Shay A
9.4

Wonderful evening at the City Club courtesy of Jeff’s hosting at the Friday group. Cellar guessing Jeff is a dangerous game as he’s the type who plans to throw curveballs! All wines served blind.

Spice and white pepper on the nose. So much so that I guessed it was a Cab Franc Blend. Wasn’t peppery enough to be Loire valley, but I guessed it was a Cab Franc/merlot based right bank blend based on the leather and dusty cherry notes. Well, I was fairly close! Great wine.

Wonderful evening at the City Club courtesy of Jeff’s hosting at the Friday group. Cellar guessing Jeff is a dangerous game as he’s the type who plans to throw curveballs! All wines served blind.

Spice and white pepper on the nose. So much so that I guessed it was a Cab Franc Blend. Wasn’t peppery enough to be Loire valley, but I guessed it was a Cab Franc/merlot based right bank blend based on the leather and dusty cherry notes. Well, I was fairly close! Great wine.

Sep 22nd, 2018
Cody Short

Mocha, espresso, cedar, tobacco and touch of leather. Drinking beautifully and didn’t need long in the decanter to really blossom

Mocha, espresso, cedar, tobacco and touch of leather. Drinking beautifully and didn’t need long in the decanter to really blossom

Aug 19th, 2018
Loren Grossman

Vintner Wilde Farm Wines

9.3

Plush and generous. Very Pomerol in all the good ways.

Plush and generous. Very Pomerol in all the good ways.

Aug 13th, 2018