1990 Château La Conseillante Pomerol Wine Tasting Note


1990 Château La Conseillante  (Pomerol) 97

Clearly, all bottles are not created equal as this bottle hit all the right notes. Medium-bodied, elegant and refined, the wine feels like pure silk and velvet on your palate making all those ripe plums, cherries, truffles and flowers stand out and get noticed. This is a very sexy wine that is at peak maturity. Popped and poured, at 30, this is a rockstar vintage for La Conseillante.

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At full peak, this bottle is rocking the house. The ostentatious, supple character is there. The juicy, ripe, silky plums wrapped in a cloak of truffle and dark chocolate hit the spot. Velvety on the palate, the finish is all about that sexy fruit. But I do not see this as a long term hold, drink it over the next 5 years for maximum pleasure.

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Full bodied and concentrated, the wine needed about 30-45 minutes to open and show off its ripe, fresh, sweet, cherry, plum, truffle, dark chocolate and floral notes. Silky viscous and long, the wine feels as good as it tastes.

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This is what mature Pomerol is all about. The purity of fruit, silky, luscious, sensuous mouth feel and velvety plums and dark chocolate in the finish. Talk about hitting the sweet spot...

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Another stunning showing for this beautiful Pomerol… With flowers, black raspberry, cocoa and truffle on the nose, the wine is silky, soft, sensuous and sexy ending with sweet, fresh, opulent berries that really feel great on your palate.

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Black raspberries, cocoa powder, flowers, cherries, truffle and earthy scents created the aromatics. On the palate, this is pure silk and velvet. The sensuous finish ends with sweet, ripe, cherries and plums with just a hint of dark chocolate. This is probably close to fully mature. There is no reason to wait to pop a cork.

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If silky, velvet textures, layers of opulent, juicy ripe, plums and cherries, chocolate, flowers, truffles and spice are your thing, look no further. This is drinking at the perfect sweet spot and if well stored, should continue at this level for at least another decade or two. But there is no reason to wait to pop a cork.

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A beautiful floral nose filled with chocolate, boysenberry, plum, earth, spice and truffle is the first thing that grabs your attention. But not the last. Voluptuous, sexy and plush, in texture this polished, sensuous wine is drinking perfectly. If you're seeking a Pomerol that offers taster an idea of why a mature bottle of La Conseillante is special, this is it.

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For years, the sublime 1989 La Conseillante was my favorite wine of this exalted duo. Eventually that shifted to a coin toss. Over the past few years, the 1990 La Conseillante has continued improving and is now the better of the two vintages. Filled with licorice, flowers, plums, chocolate and black raspberry, this opulent Pomerol borders on decadence. Polished, sexy, lush and delicious, this could even get a little better with more time.

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Filled with fresh, ripe plum, chocolate, spice, floral and truffle aromas. This elegant, suave, plush, sexy wine feels like polished silk and velvet as it flows over your palate, The finish is filled with chocoalte covered plums & black raspberries. This wine might improve, but there is no reason to wait It delivers a sublime drinking experience today. The wine remained at the same high level for over two hours in the glass & bottle.

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This exploded from the glass with scents of violets, bitter chocolate, fresh herbs, black raspberries, plums, cherries, fig, exotic spices and spring flowers. Rich, concentrated, opulent, flashy textures play in your mouth. There is ample acidity giving it lift that perfectly meshes with a core of ripe, fat, sexy, fleshy fruit that coats your palate. Sweet, ripe, juicy plums are all over the place in the :40 finish. This is pure silk, velvet and decadence. For the first 2 decades of life, I found the 89 to be a better wine. Not any more.

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This kicks off with a core of ripe, rich, black fruit. Almost chewy on the palate. Full bodied with a beautiful finish of dark chocolate, covered cherries. Close to fully mature. More structured and less evolved than the 89, but not as plush or hedonistic. It will age longer, but it's slightly firmer and a bit less sexy in style. Still, it's an amazing treat I'd happily drink anytime.

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What a sexy treat. Oceans of ripe, sweet, decadent, polished black tinted fruit coat your palate. As good as this is now at 18, it will only get better. The roasted quality of the best 90's really comes across in this beauty. Delicious since the day it was released and it's still going strong!

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As soon as the wine is poured, your nose is greeted by a rush of black raspberries, plums and vanilla. Very plush, sexy and polished on the palate. The opulent finish lasts over :45 seconds! The 90 still has some tannin to resolve.This decadent Pomerol has at least 2 decades of positive evolution in its future. The only problem I have with this wine is, I can never decide if I prefer the 89 or 90.

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Plummy, blackberry, floral and forest notes were easy to find. Very extracted and concentrated, but if you’re thinking this is going to provide a sexy experience like the 89, think again. The big difference between the 89 and 90 is, aside from the sheer size, the 90 also sports a slight tannic, chocolate quality in the finish. This remains a big, brooding Pomerol with all the right stuff, but it’s still so young.

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The first sign a wine is a rock star takes place the moment the cork is popped. If a perfume jumps from the bottle into mid air, you have are going to have a great experience. Violets, bitter chocolate, fresh herbs, black raspberries, plums, cherries and fresh spring flowers explode in your face. Rich, concentrated, opulent, flashy textures play in your mouth. There is ample acidity giving it lift and a core of ripe, fat, sexy, fleshy fruit to fill your palate. Sweet, ripe, juicy plums are all over the place in the :40 finish. This is drinking perfectly.

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When to Drink Chateau La Conseillante, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau La Conseillante is much better with at least 8-12 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 2-3 hours, or more. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.

Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau La Conseillante offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 10-35 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau La Conseillante with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau La Conseillante is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Chateau La Conseillante is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes.

Chateau La Conseillante is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, salmon, mushrooms and pasta.