Red

1998 Château La Conseillante

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • Pomerol
Drink between 2008 - 2021 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 123

  • Paul D wrote: 92 points

    August 27, 2022 - Tasted at Vanilla Pod. No formal note. Dark plum, soil. Some chocolate. Medium bodied, some richness, dark fruit, soft tannins, balanced acidity, good length finish.

  • englishman's claret wrote: 94 points

    August 2, 2022 - The 1998 La Conseillante really pops after 45 minutes in the decanter, showing mixed berries, game, and truffle. It tightens up shortly thereafter, emerging to an extent again near the end of the night, when a fresh cigar note is added. Drinkable now, but as it weaves in and out, you can’t help but think it’s not fully ready. 93-94

  • dream Likes this wine: 95 points

    May 10, 2022 - This performed so much better than the bottle a few weeks ago which was just poped and poured. However, with 2+ hours in a decanter, it really blossomed showing great depth and brightness with wonderful flavors of blue/black fruits, truffles and a touch of mint. Smooth and fine and still youthful, the emerging finish is fantastic with great violet spice notes. This should only improve from here but is finally showing it's potential. 95+

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  • dream Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 29, 2022 - This bottle could've used more air but it still showed very well. Crisper and not as giving as some other '98's but the elements are all there with delicious flavors of black fruits, truffles and minerals. 92+

  • iainlo@gmail.com wrote: flawed

    February 19, 2022 - Opened 3 hours before drinking, not decanted. Hint of oxidation on this nose, this was confirmed on the palate. Wine lacked depth and had a plummy finish. After an hour in the glass, tea leaf notes dominated. Very different from first bottle from the same case. First time I have had bottle variation from this Chateau, anyone had similar experience?

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2022, Issue #98, The Stunning 1998 Vintage On Bordeaux’s Right Bank, 3/1/2022

    (Chateau La Conseillante) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

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

    (La Conseillante La Conseillante Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Decanter

  • By Jane Anson
    La Conseillante vertical, 12/1/2017 (link)

    (Château La Conseillante, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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

    (Château La Conseillante) Subscribe to see review text.

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

    (Ch La Conseillante Pomerol Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2010 (link)

    (Chateau La Conseillante (Pomerol)) Subscribe to see review text.

The World of Fine Wine

  • September 2007, Issue #17 (link)

    (Château la Conseillante) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/11/2006 (link)

    (Ch La Conseillante Pomerol Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1999, IWC Issue #84 (link)

    (Chateau La Conseillante Pomerol) Subscribe to see review text.

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    2/9/2006 (link)

    (La Conseillante) Nose of stony minerals and pure concentrated cassis/plum fruit. Ethereal and elegant on the palate like Conseillante always is with a great backbone of stony minerality and acidity. Wonderful freshness. Tremendous structure and one for the long haul. Not the most friendly wine at this stage but offers enormous potential.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/21/2004 (link) 94 points

    (Château La Conseillante) Olive and pepperoni nose; tasty, good, rich, smoky, black fruit, plum palate; medium finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/22/2003 (link) 94 points

    (Château La Conseillante) Lovely blackberry, herbaceous nose; very tasty, concentrated, cassis, coffee palate with soft, sweet tannins; medium finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/7/2003 (link) 95 points

    (Château La Conseillante) Perfumey, lavender nose; fabulous, seamless, roses, berry, black fruit palate with great structure and sweet tannins; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • 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 42 (2%)
  • In Cellars 1,170 (62%)
  • Consumed 687 (36%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

grilled quail, Lamb, smoked pork chops

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94% Like It  34 votes

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