Red

1990 Château La Conseillante

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • Pomerol
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Community Tasting Notes 209

  • Burgnick Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 31, 2019 - From magnum. Perfume, berry fruit, tobacco, truffle, dark fruit and earth. Palate showed wirh layered of ripe dark fruit in texture. Elegant and charming. Drinking beautifully. 93-94

  • Bob H wrote:

    July 5, 2019 - Lovely, mature Bordeaux - blackberry, plum and some cedar on the nose.

    Adequate acidity still provides lift for the fruit, with great persistence on a finish I am still tasting as I type this. Delicious!

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  • hprphf wrote: 93 points

    June 8, 2019 - Acker 2019/06 (Hong Kong): Typical vintage dried fruit, leaves, lovely sweetness and spice. 93

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • dbenglis Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 3, 2019 - I will start this review and say "Coravin biassed". I didn't want to open the whole bottle. Plum and earth notes on the nose. The earth falls off quickly. Black violet in color. Tannic, elixir like to the taste initially, slightly off but in a good way. Opens up, softens, sweetens with time. I had bottle up for 6 hours, but the coravin stirs up sediment. Alternative may be to have whole bottle double decanted with friends next time. Still special.

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  • RockinCabs wrote: 94 points

    March 23, 2019 - From 375 this was just rocking, and beginning to show the signs of a mid-maturity Pomerol that make me fall in love. Plum, truffles, violets, black cherries, clay and pencil shavings. Mouthfeel is silky and dense. Gorgeous wine.

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  • By Neal Martin
    Purple Reign: La Conseillante 1966-2015 (May 2018), 5/18/2018 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Up From the Cellar and Misc. New Releases, 12/12/2017 (link)

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  • By John Stimpfig
    Château La Conseillante double magnum blind tasting, 2/27/2017 (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2012, Issue #40, The Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2011, Issue #34, Château La Conseillante: Celebrating 140 Years of Refined Pomerol Elegance

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/28/2010 (link)

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  • By John Kapon
    Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO, 5/29/2009

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  • By John Kapon
    Hong Kong Diaries, 8/29/2007

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  • By John Kapon
    A Mega 1990 Bordeaux Tasting with Clive, 3/21/2005

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  • By John Kapon
    The European Grand Jury, Vegas Style, 1/16/2005

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  • By John Gilman
    Bonus Articles, Right Time, Right Bank (Originally April 2001, updated November 2003)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    The 1990 Clarets...To Have and To Hold (Nov 1993), 11/1/1993 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2011 (link) 17.5 points

    (Chateau La Conseillante (Pomerol)) Harvested at 53 hl/ha, and 21 years later it is poured from magnum. We have moved on ten years here, and there is a much more mature appearance, the wine showing a fading brick-red hue with a wide and soft rim. There is a beautiful nose to it, all very evolved and open, rather relaxed, with nuances of black olives, gravel and rust. Continuing on, the palate is very resolved, gently composed, soft and receptive to examination. There is no tannin here but there is some grip running through the wine, and appealingly fresh acidity too. This is elegant, and although there is a little medicinal twist to it in the palate which doesn't wholly appeal, I keep coming back to it for that ethereal aromatic profile. And on the palate, the sweet substance, so toothsome and polished, also draws me back. Lovely wine.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/23/2011 (link) 95 points

    (Château La Conseillante) Bricking medium dark red violet color with pale meniscus; truffle, mushrooms, tart cassis, butter, tobacco, sage nose; tasty, rich, tart red currant, cassis, lightly herbaceous, olive, tart plum palate; long finish 95+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1990
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château La Conseillante
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation Pomerol

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 8 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,420 (66%)
  • Consumed 1,234 (34%)

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Community Recommendations

grilled quail, purée cauliflower & green beans, Rack of lamb

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